No doubt you are all reading about the big political announcement of the day. Everyone is talking about it.
I am referring, of course, to William Russell Sype’s announcement of his candidacy for President in 2016. As long-time friends of my blog, he and his campaign manager P.M. Prescott will have my support. I will not even expect him to appoint me Chairman of the Federal Reserve in exchange for my endorsement. (hint, hint.)
But there is actually another political announcement in the news today. Apparently, the candidate the Republican Party Doesn’t Want But Thoroughly Deserves has gone and picked Paul “Andrew” Ryan as his running mate.
Yes, the man who said “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” is now running for Vice-President. That statement, on the face of it, would probably have made Ayn Rand ill, since saying “public service” to an objectivist is like saying “it” to the Knights Who Say “Ni”. But, perhaps they would be willing to make an exception for someone willing to attack the irrational values of charity from within, a la Darth Sidious.
In my opinion, this does not really change anything about the campaign, although it does excite the base. The Democratic base, that is, because I think they dislike Ryan more than the Republicans ever really liked him.
I believe Lee Harvey Oswald enjoyed Rand as well. Well, I’ll have my own commentary on the whole shebang tomorrow.
Hmm, Sypes you say?
From what I have read, Oswald was the kind of guy who could be a communist one minute, an anarchist the next, and then probably a monarchist after that. The only thing consistent about him was that he was always crazy.
I look forward to reading what you have to say!
As Russ Sype’s campaign manager I deeply appreciate your mention of his presidential announcement. All went well today and many exiciting things will be happening in the future.
Concerning the Paul Ryan matter, what a few on the Republican side feared most: another boring white male on the ticket.
Glad to hear it went well. I’ll be following the campaign with interest.