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When Symbolism Is Too Vague: Paul Ryan Receives Birthday Cake With Dollar-Sign Frosting

 
 
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 Just when you thought Republicans couldn't get any more tone-deaf about the state of the country: Rep. Paul Ryan, the self-appointed "budget czar" whose hallucinatory visions of austerity apply to everyone in the country except the super-wealthy, appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday. And it just so happened to be his birthday. So, while he was talking about the 2012 elections and "reclaiming an idea," a staff member presented a cake to him with a dollar-sign frosted upon it. FOX NEWS, YOU ARE TOO MUCH. In our fantasies, a rogue and mischievous staffer dreamed up the idea and somehow managed to make it a reality. Watch below, via Mediaite. 

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at January 30, 2012, 3:48am

 
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