Ron Swanson joins Don Draper, Jack Donaghy, Celia Hodes and Stephen Colbert on the newspaper’s list of fictional conservatives they’d rather see running for President.
“Ron Swanson, the macho mustache of Parks and Recreation, is the kind of hardball, straight shooter this country deserves. He may technically be a libertarian, but that doesn’t stop Ron Paul from running on the Republican ticket every four years.
With an unwavering devotion to our freedom, our troops, and our bacon, you can be sure Swanson would foster job creation and deregulation by promoting the privatization of everything, and whittling big government down to essentially nothing. And with a scowl like that, you know he’d have the upper hand with foreign leaders.
He’s experienced in government, he never backs down, and he was born ready. He’s Ron freaking Swanson.”