Monday, August 13, 2012

The Von Ryan Express on taxation

Recently at the Dubya compound, SMU:

Brave Sir Julian visited by Nowhere Man

Actually, not just any nowhere man, but his grand exalted pooh-bah, the Right Honorable Emperor of Nowheristan. AKA Michel Elefteriades (Μιχαήλ Ελευθεριάδης) (Roughly translated, Michael Freedom?) The official Nowheristan website.

It's very hard to fathom these two attention hounds being able to occupy the same space, even if it is

I hear they have some really top flight dance clubs in Nowheristan.

The Von Ryan Express.

Why would Mittens pick Paul Ryan? Watch this video of his trip into the Lions den at Georgetown for a good taste of the reason. The Q and A session is outstanding. This guy is a wonk on steroids, and able to adeptly address the moral underpinnings of the reasons for his policy preferences, something he had to do in front of this more liberal Catholic audience, one indeed filled with people that were hostile to his very visit to the institution. Worth watching the whole hour. Grace under pressure, and proof that preparation and knowledge are the best guarantors of success.