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Ryan's endorsement of Trump a bitter pill to swallow

Ryan's endorsement of Trump a bitter pill to swallow

Paul Ryan is a disappointment. That's more difficult for me to write than it should be. My approach to politicians has generally been similar to that of lab researchers to their test animals: Do not get too attached. For scientists, it's a lot easier to stick a guinea pig with a needle if you know it as "test subject 43A" than if you know it as "Mr. Fluffy." For the columnist, it's easier to twist the knife if you don't feel personally invested.

But philosophically and temperamentally, I've long felt that Mr. Ryan is my kind of politician, and that judgment didn't change after getting to know him (which is rare, given how most politicians are all too human)....

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