Skip to main content

I'm just asking, because I notice that at last count on the Rec List, it must be three.

Apparently, Charles Pierce did it first (according to the diarist).

Then, it appears the New York Times did it.

Finally (as of this writing), John Nichols of the Nation did it.

Wow, three eviscerations in one day on the same person!

I'm not trying to be flippant here, but unless de-evisceration is covered by the insurance plan that members of Congress can buy, it just seems impossible to me that Paul Ryan could be eviscerated three times in one day.  Also, I think de-evisceration must take some time, so Rep. Ryan must be very busy with doctors' appointments today.

Allow me to supply some synonyms for the verb eviscerate: disembowel, gut, exenterate, weaken, devitalize.  There may be others; this is not an exhaustive list.

However, I think that such synonyms might be useful for anyone else who wishes to discuss the opinions of pundits regarding the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate.


How Many Times Can Paul Ryan be Eviscerated in One Day?

2%14 votes
1%9 votes
12%65 votes
11%57 votes
1%6 votes
59%304 votes
3%18 votes
6%35 votes

| 508 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site