I'd like to take a moment to thank Mitt Romney for choosing Paul Ryan as his veep candidate. It just got much harder for the US press to spin Romney as anything else than a money-grubbing figurehead for a new American aristocracy.
Not that they can't manage that, obviously. It'll just be a tougher sell. If you're trying to piece together a hagiography designed to cloak incoherent malevolence with the clear result of harming your fellow citizens, I think you should at least have to work up a sweat.
I'd also like to offer up a suggestion to a God or Gods or force or forces in which I don't believe: it would mean a lot to me and a lot of other people if you took every single person who praises Ryan without including the phrases "even though he wants abortion classified as first-degree murder" and "despite him wanting to introduce legislation requiring women with life-threatening pregnancies be left to die" be immediately killed through the painful insertion of poisonous scorpions into whatever bodily orifice you deem most appropriate. I'd suggest the anus, personally, but it's not my place to advise on how you enact your righteous vengeance.
I don't know what makes my brain hurt more, the fact that Mitt Romney's choice to make the GOP ticket more likable is a man who's only problem with Soylent Green is that it smacks too much of recycling, or that in contemporary America, it's actually liable to work.