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Paul Ryan Sees Himself as the Next Dick Cheney, While Trying to Avoid the Sarah Palin Curse

DELUSIONS OF Darth Vader dance in Paul Ryan’s head.

The New York Times tells quite a different story from the recent AP item that dripped of desperation of what to do after a Mitt Romney loss.

That is why some of Ryan’s biggest boosters are considering whether it wouldn’t be better for Ryan to resign from the House. He could write a book – “saving America” is a theme often bandied about – or teach at a university. – VP Ryan? Prof. Ryan? GOP nominee’s future unclear [Associated Press]

One thing is clear, the marketing weenies are working overtime on PR, making sure Ryan isn’t coated with what became the Sarah Palin curse. A reality TV show, a media gig, then virtual obscurity and barking from Facebook, Paul’s people are making sure that’s not where he’s headed.

Representative Paul D. Ryan may have largely disappeared from the national spotlight down the campaign homestretch, ceding attention to Mitt Romney. But if the Republican ticket prevails, Mr. Ryan plans to come back roaring, establishing an activist vice presidency that he said would look like Dick Cheney’s under President George W. Bush. – Ryan, Quiet for Now, Is Said to Be Planning for an Active Role

The think tank frat boy is gnashing at the bit to get to the budget.

The prospect of a deeply engaged vice president was described in interviews with campaign aides, close House colleagues and the few times Mr. Ryan has discussed his potential future job. Asked by a reporter last month if he expected the kind of broad responsibility for the economy that Mr. Cheney held for national security – as an aide suggested – Mr. Ryan said, “I do.”

“A large reason he was chosen was to help Romney govern,” an adviser to the campaign said. “Paul’s going to focus on being a partner.”

Paul Ryan doing for the U.S. economy what Dick Cheney did for national security. Torturing the American people would be the likely outcome.

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2 Responses to Paul Ryan Sees Himself as the Next Dick Cheney, While Trying to Avoid the Sarah Palin Curse

  1. Ga6thDem November 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    One thing is for sure is that if R/R go down on Tuesday, Ryan is finished as a national political figure. He can either continue to try to keep his seat in WI or just leave the house altogether but his house seat is as high as he’s probably ever going to go in politics.

  2. fangio November 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Ryan is just another example of Americans returning politicians to office over and over again simply because their home town boys ( or girls ). If you look closely at his record it’s obvious that he’s accomplished a whole lot of nothing; he couldn’t even get a farm bill passed. He charges people to come to his town hall meetings and does not allow them to record or film anything. Do his constituents even know what country their living in.

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