Those of you with a passing familiarity with American politics in general or the House of Representatives in particular will probably at least recognize this guy. He was picked by Mitt Romney to be his VP today. Youngish guy, very much a budget hawk (although he did participate in the massive overspending of the late Bush years, which he regrets), and he credits Ayn Rand as essentially being a guiding force for his philosophies regarding governance and the individual whilst rejecting her atheism (he requires anyone working for him to read/have read her). He's also the braindaddy of the Ryan Budget proposal. Not sure what else to say that's sidewise relevant, since those are more vague biographical details rather than in-the-meat observations of the core driving mechanisms of his robot accountant mind. Take this interview for example:
I think he comes off as a rather confident, ideologically set man, which perhaps might be why Romney chose him (to ground his campaign run and place his flag in someone that at least seems to have defined beliefs), but also, despite his intelligence and somewhat cool politeness, is someone that just doesn't give off any kind of real warmth. Now, I'm not going to pretend to be a hard core political junkie analyst, but part of me is kind of curious by this VP selection. It's an odd play to me since I think that this seems like the first real political gamble the Romney campaign has taken in a run that's been wholly punctuated by indefinite culling of favor from every angle that they can get it, but I suppose this kind of pick is the exact kind of thing to help alleviate Romney's amorphous blob campaign personality thus far. But, ehhhhh, my political analysis wanking is getting me off topic.
As far as type goes, I'd probably be inclined to put him as an LSI. LII could be possible I suppose, but LSI seems better.