Open Prep: 15 Things to Read, See and Hear About Paul Ryan

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) with the Republicans' 2012 budget proposal, dubbed 'The Path to Prosperity.'

Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan for his vice presidential pick. Reihan Salam of the National Review will be discussing the pick on Monday's Brian Lehrer show. In the meantime, here's some background reading on Ryan.

→ Official Campaign Announcement: America's Comeback Team

→ Profiles/Analysis: New Yorker Profile | Weekly Standard Endorses Ryan | Paul Krugman of the NYT on Ryan | Ezra Klein of the Washington Post | WNYC/It's A Free Country Archive

→ On the Record/Issues: On the Issues | Politifact Ryan Archive | WaPo Vote Tracker | Open Congress

→ The Ryan Budget: Path to Prosperity (2013 Budget) Roadmap for America's Future (Previous Budget)

Brian Lehrer Show: Nicole Gelinas on Paul Ryans 2013 Budget

→ Paul Ryan Response to Obama 2011 State of the Union

→ Something Lighter: An April Fools Day Prank Played by Ryan on Romney