Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chronicle of a Death Foretold (IV)

Or, "it's in their DNA"

Paul Ryan (left, physical only); Tony Abbott (extreme right) [A],[B]

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (Republican) and Australian MP Tony Abbott (Coalition) have many things in common, apart from their ears.

For instance, both are arch-conservative Roman Catholic; both of them share the same "core values":



(h/t David Ruccio)

But it would be mistaken to carry the comparison too far. For one, Ryan is younger than Abbott.

More importantly, Ryan did not become Vice-President of the U.S. of A. in 2013. Abbott, on the other hand...

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Aw, crap. We're so screwed.

Image Credits:
[A] "Opposition Leader Tony Abbott addresses a forum". File licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence. Wikipedia. Author: Djackmanson. My use of the file does not in any way suggests its author endorses me or my use of the work.
[B] "Congressman Paul Ryan after being introduced by Mitt Romney". File licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Wikipedia. Author: Tony Alter
(derivative work: Gobonobo). My use of the file does not in any way suggests its author(s) endorse(s) me or my use of the work.

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