The Most Disturbing Thing About Paul Ryan

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The new Republican poster child for brave thinking and intellectual integrity has been attacked by liberal lion Paul Krugman as a "flimflam man" for skewing the scoring of his "Roadmap for America's Future" plan while ignoring its tax cuts. This criticism has prompted a scuffle in the blogosphere, but shockingly, the most striking thing about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is not yet a part of the conversation: he looks JUST LIKE Will Schuester, the music club director from the TV show "Glee."    

A few sharp observers have picked up on the similarity. One Don Watkins beat me to the punch back in June, tweeting, "Is it just me, or does Paul Ryan look uncannily like Will Schuester?" No Don Watkins, it is not just you.

On August 3, "Greg," one of Matt Yglesias's commenters, cut straight to the unsettling chase:

I think one Sue Sylvester said it best:

Bring it on. I'm reasonably sure you'll add balancing the federal budget to the list of things you're no good at. Like marriage, running a high school glee club, and finding a hair style that doesn't make you look like a lesbian.

Honestly, how can we possibly leave economic policy in the hands of a bumbling fuckwit like Will Schuester? 

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Nicole Allan is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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