Here are some highlights of Maureen Dowd’s must-read column on Paul Ryan in the New York Times
He’s the cutest package that cruelty ever came in
Scrooge designed as Pickwick
Ideologue disguised as a wonk
Who better to rain misery upon the heads of millions of Americans?
Not since Ronald Reagan tried to cut the budget by categorizing ketchup and relish as vegetables has the G.O.P. managed to find such an attractive vessel to mask harsh policies with a smiling face.
Why bother with some silly scruple or toehold of conscience?
…making narcissism a social virtue;
Randism is a state of arrested adolescence, making its disciples feel like heroic teenagers atop a lofty mountain peak.
The secretive, ambiguous Romney was desperate for ideological clarity, so he outsourced his political identity to Ryan, a numbers guy whose numbers don’t add up.
Ryan should stop being so lovable. People who intend to hurt other people should wipe the smile off their faces