11 Aug '12, 2pm

Meet Paul Ryan, who is now running for something

Meet Paul Ryan, who is now running for something

Meet Paul Ryan, who is now running for something By Philip Bump Fans of R sounds, rejoice! Mitt Romney has made his pick: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will be playing the role of Sarah Palin in this year’s election. Unlike Palin at the time she was picked, though, a lot of people have heard of and covered Paul Ryan, which allows us to compile this little dossier. Photo by Gage Skidmore . First things first. Ryan is a seven-term member of the House of Representatives at the ripe old age of 42. He’s from Janesville, Wis., where he still lives and went to college at Miami University of Ohio. In the House (and outside of it), he’s primarily known as the architect of a hugely controversial budget proposal. Here’s an overview ; but the topline is a broad overhaul of social programs like Medicare and Social Security. You will hear about this plan every fourteen minutes until November ...

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