I'm beginning to think Maureen Dowd doesn't like Paul Ryan

Like Rip Van Winkle, Maureen Dowd has woken up from her 20-year nap. And she's pissed!

Paul Ryan, who teamed up with Akin in the House to sponsor harsh anti-abortion bills, may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed — the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core. Amiable in khakis and polo shirts, Ryan is the perfect modern leader to rally medieval Republicans who believe that Adam and Eve cavorted with dinosaurs.

Stay on it, MoDo!

Programming note: Working a later, busier shift at "the newspaper" this week -- which is why blogging has been so sporadic. Full coverage next week of...the landfall of Hurricane Isaac?