The Political Junkie offers an outside-looking- in view of the US. Each day, we will highlight news and opinion pieces from around the world that are focused on US politics and policy. Agree or disagree with the opinions you will read but take a few minutes to see yourselves as others see you.
International NYT: I can do it because I say that I can
International Herald Tribune
Rosie Ruiz Republicans
Remember Rosie Ruiz? In 1980 she was the first woman to cross the finish
line at the Boston Marathon — except it turned out that she hadn’t
actually run most of the race, that she sneaked onto the course around a
mile from the end. Ever since, she has symbolized a particular kind of
fraud, in which people claim credit for achieving things they have not,
in fact, achieved.
And these days Paul Ryan is the Rosie Ruiz of American politics.