I can think of many empty suits in Washington. Paul Ryan doesn't come close to making the list. In case you forgot, he was championing his "Path to Prosperity" long before the 2012 elections and taking heat from even those in his own party (yes, you, Newt) not to mention getting totally berated by the Dems.
You want an empty suit on the Republican side? Try Chuck Hagel. Heck, I might even throw Boehner in there. At least Paul Ryan has the guts to throw down the gauntlet and respectfully propose other options.