Jonathan Chait employs a sarcastic tone in THIS PIECE about the Paul Ryan you never knew:



Paul Ryanís most remarkable talent is an ability to communicate his intentions in such a way as to make political reporters certain of his genuineness. The normal rules of political reporting ó analyzing a politicianís every word and deed as a political tactic ó are suspended when Ryan is involved. I noticed this when, in the course of researching my Ryan profile, I found that reporters constantly described him as lacking political ambition, despite his precocious ascent. The same pattern can be seen in

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Jonathan Chait employs a sarcastic tone in THIS PIECE about the Paul Ryan you never knew:

Paul Ryanís most remarkable talent is an ability to communicate his intentions in such a way as to make political reporters certain of his genuineness. The normal rules of political reporting ó analyzing a politicianís every word and deed as a political tactic ó are suspended when Ryan is involved. I noticed this when, in the course of researching my Ryan profile, I found that reporters constantly described him as lacking political ambition, despite his precocious ascent. The same pattern can be seen in

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