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Better Than Paul Ryan

elijah1757 Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 9:57 PM
And as the 3 cells converge in fury with ripping wind, tumultuous waves and ear-cracking thunderbolts, the doomed vessel sails on. Passengers jettison their lives for the sake of the ship while at the helm, Ahab’s half-checked grin is accompanied by a hideous, laughter-filled cry from the crows-nest above shouting, “TAKE IT DOWN, CAPTAIN, TAKE IT DOWN!” But low, flying over the gunwale, the grappling hooks take hold. The passengers cheer, not yet seeing the arrival of someone courageous enough to attempt a commandeering in these stormy seas. But hope remains, that whoever it is would grasp the wheel and pull the rudder to abort this disasterous course. SAVE AMERICA? GET AHAB OFF THE WHEEL!

Maybe it was the smile that spread across my face, or the extra bit of jubilance with which I poured my cup of coffee, but whichever telltale mannerism alerted her, my daughter certainly noticed. Our telescreen had just announced that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) had been chosen by Mitt Romney to run as his Vice Presidential running mate.

“Is he good?” she asked.

Frankly, the budget-hawk Wisconsin congressman was immediately apparent as the best of the major party four: Obama, Biden, Romney, Ryan. Not even close, to be sure.

Figuring my little sunbeam...

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