Paul Ryan wasn’t voted the most likely to succeed by his Janesville, Wisconsin, high school peers. In fact, according to the Washington Post, his classmates selected him as the “biggest brown-noser” in 1988.
That may be why he now appears to many as someone with the appearance of an earnest eagle scout, but with the inner balefulness of Eddie Munster. Ryan carefully cultivates the sincere demeanor of someone who would take the time to help an elderly woman across the street, but he’s likely be to pick pocketing her as he is doing it. That pretty much serves as an anecdotal image of what he is doing when he assures seniors he is out to save Medicare and Social Security, knowing full well that his intention is to dismantle them as safety nets that are secure and efficiently run.