Stephen Colbert zeroes in on how Paul Ryan conveniently abandoned his enthusiastic promotion of Ayn Rand once her atheistic and political views became better known and uncomfortable for modern Republican orthodoxy and his own political ambitions.
Colbert followed up that clip with an interesting interview with a biographer of Rand who gave what I thought was a quick introduction to the basic ideas of objectivism, thus saving me the trouble of figuring out what it is by wading through Atlas Shrugged. She also revealed something that I was not aware of, that Rand was a harsh critic of Ronald Reagan and said she would not vote for him. It looks like Republicans pick and choose from Rand just like they do from the Bible.
(These clips appeared on August 29, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)