Ryan is just one more guy in the pocket of the United States of Corporations. No matter how this all turns out, he knows that he’ll always have a job, because he has worn his CV on this cuff, very publicly. When he finally gets tossed from Congress, there will be a cadre of “think tanks” and corporations standing ready to give him a gig.

— New York Times commenter Clyde Wynant, commenting on Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.