The Ryan Gosling meme that just won’t die got a neo-conservative twist over the weekend with the announcement that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) as his running mate. And as is the case with any big news these days (Angelina’s leg, NBC’s time-delayed coverage) it instantly had a parody twitter account. Having the same last name as Gosling’s first name has repercussions, girl.
Taking the same formula that launched many a Gosling Tumblrs, @PaulRyanGosling plugged in some of Ryan’s more controversial policies and added an upbeat, flirty twist. It’s making politics fun! In a laughing to keep from crying sort of way.
Some of our favorites are below:
-“Hey girl, you don’t need Medicare for that hip replacement. You just need one of my hugs.”
-“Hey girl, my “Roadmap for America’s Future” includes lots of sexy detours into your bedroom.”
-“Hey girl, I hope you’re middle class because I’m totally ready to screw you.”
-“Hey girl, I voted against equal pay for women. But you don’t need heat to keep you warm when you have me.”
-“Hey girl, don’t let the personhood issue get you down. You still get to choose what to make for dinner tonight.”
-“Hey girl, I know I’m only 42, but my ideas on women’s rights are over 500 years old.”
The account, which is currently anonymous, has over 18,000 followers since launching Saturday — a number that is rapidly growing as Ryan’s profile rises, with recent appearances like his 60 Minutes interview last night. As @paulryangosling reminds us, “Hey girl, I’m just a heartbeat away.”