If Paul Ryan is Mittens’ VP pick, I just want to remind everyone that Charles Pierce’s nickname for Ryan is “zombie-eyed granny-starver”. It’s catchy, makes proper use of a hyphenated adjective, and I hope it sticks.
Also, if the pick really is coming shortly after the asscrack of dawn tomorrow, when conservatives and liberals alike will either be trying their damnedest to sleep in, or out for a hike/run/jog, or embarking on the time-honored tradition of the Walk of Shame, well, it’s an odd choice. It’s only a few hours removed from the classic Friday Evening Info Dump: aka, we’re releasing information but hope no one notices and it all blows over by Monday.
I’m not saying Romney’s campaign staff are media-illiterate morons, but you’d think a man who was allegedly business savvy and worth at least a quarter of a billion dollars could come up with a better media/PR strategy for the last “good surprise” his campaign can mount.
I was trying to remember who came up with that name.
Regarding the timing of the decision, I think Obama announced his Biden pick on a Saturday morning in 2008. Announcing a VP pick on a Saturday could just be a way of getting some media attention on an otherwise-quiet news day. Plus it gives networks an excuse to give Paul Ryan extra coverage on the Sunday morning talk shows.