Ben Stein, who parlayed a remarkably one-noted performance as a flat-affect high-school teacher into a series of similarly flat-affect performances--and a series of lucrative appearances on right-wing TV outlets--is now thinking he might like to get off the RNC's bus-over-the-cliff:
Ben Stein of “Ferris Bueller” fame is beside himself over Sen. John McCain’s choice for vice president. “I’m confused and disturbed by the GOP choice of Sarah Palin,” the economist said Wednesday outside The CNN Grill at the Republican National Convention. Stein was hoping for someone with more experience like Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who was considered to be on the shortlist of McCain’s potential running mates.... "I'm a Republican and hope McCain wins, but I'm just floored they picked Sarah Palin."Oh, right. Well, that (and playing "The Economics Teacher") certainly equips you to decide the dress doesn't fit and you want to return it. You wore it--you own it, Ben.
Stein is an author and former speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.