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October 12, 2012 By Mark Kleiman @markarkleiman
October 12, 2012 at 8:38 am
Actually, using Ryan-math, Joe Biden is only 46.
Warren Terra says
October 12, 2012 at 10:36 am
If that. He doesn’t have time to explain how the math works, of course. If you really press him, he will glibly burble something about how these impossible mathematics will happen because Bipartisanship, and it would be presumptuous to offer a detailed plan because that’s Bipartisanship’s job.
Dan Staley says
October 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Don’t forget to mention that he’ll give you a puppy-dog look, too.
October 12, 2012 at 9:06 am
Needs to squat more.
October 12, 2012 at 10:34 am
October 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm
If we’re gonna be superficial, let’s get down on it. Ryan has pretty hair and impressive biceps. The hair is pure luck (for which I despise him) and the biceps are earned (obvious proof that he is an ubermensch).
As for the rest of his looks, meh. I think he looks like Eddy Munster. It’s impressive that he looks like he could be under 35 and this is a mixture of genetics and a good diet-and-exercise regimen.
I wouldn’t write about this but my hunch is that voters actually care about this junk, if only subconsciously. (Cf. – Kennedy-Nixon debate) Following directly from this fact, we can conclude that the people are not fit to lead and that democracy is a horror and the sooner we can sweep it into the ash-heap of history, the better.
October 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm
Also, Professor Kleiman, about your meme: Ryan didn’t get his tuchus kicked. What debate were you watching? Representative Munster lied alacrity and aplomb. He looked nice doing it. What more do you want than someone who “looks” Presidential. As a person of the Caucasian Persuasion, a Pale Whale, A Mighty Whitey, A Honkey, A Cracker, and an Offay (I don’t even know what an offay is!), I can assure you that the picture above is what a President is supposed to look like. Trust me, I watch FoxNews.
warrior woman says
October 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm
Looks like a skinny dumbbell to me. Goofy expression and far from handsome.