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Re: Mark Shea jumps the shark on Paul Ryan

Aug. 14 at 10:40am | see this comment in context

It's heartening to both read this post, and at the same time be reminded of W. Chambers' mighty review of that Rand novel. 

Shea is a curious character. There is something very jarring about the smiling photo, and his self-described "Catholic and enjoying it, juxtaposed with his too-frequent pontifical sneer. But then, I suppose we all look that silly, given the right angle. Still, his 'pick a fight' posts are unreadable, unenlightening, and certainly unpersuasive.

It's almost comic to misunderstand Rep Ryan as a thoroughgoing Randite. Such people exist, and they don't talk, think, or believe much like the congressman. Since Shea's probably sincere, not just repeating this Ryan-Rand thing as a left-wing talking point, you have to wonder just how familiar he is with the followers of Rand.

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