Heard on the Hill

Paul Ryan: Running Joke

Veepstakes prognosticators have been hyper-focused on Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan for quite some time now, even though he has remained hush-hush about the whole courting process.

But once presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made it official over the weekend, EVERYONE began having fun with the No. 2 pick.

The One Million Strong for Barack Obama folks sure seemed to enjoy the news:

OMSfBO Goofing on Paul Ryan

(Courtesy One Million Strong for Barack Obama)

The long-dormant Paul Ryan Tumblr roared back to life, boasting six entries already today:

Paul Ryan tumblr - figure

(Courtesy Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan)

Confidence is high that the make-your-own Paul Ryan Gosling meme site will see an enormous uptick in traffic from now until Nov. 6. We're partial to this tax-related love note:

Paul Ryan Gosling dynamic scoring

(Courtesy quickmeme)

And, of course, there are the parody Twitter accounts.

As opposed to the lighthearted Tumblr site, @PaulRyanGosling weaves swipes at conservative ideology into bawdy pickup lines:

• Hey girl, I know I'm only 42, but my ideas on women's rights are over 500 years old.

• Hey girl, the only foreign policy experience I need is French kissing and Brazilian waxing.

The @PaulRyanVIP account is less romantic but even more ribald:

• It takes incredible boldness and bravery to f--- the poor while blowing the rich. #RomneyRyan2012

Those interested in what the real Paul Ryan thinks about/is up to these days, should seek out his Romney campaign-controlled account, @PaulRyanVP. For more of a historical perspective, comb through his personal account, @RepPaulRyan.