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Ron Paul Gets Taiwanimated

Photo by NMA TV

Last week, Next Media Animation, the Taiwan-based producers of surreal CGI-animated news reenactments, released a unique take on the life of Rick Perry (complete with a pole dance by Abraham Lincoln). This week, they tackled another Texan: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Surfside.

Perhaps the video's most striking feature is the prevalence of newborn babies flying through the air — a reference to the more than 4,000 infants Paul is said to have delivered as an obstetrician. The video insinuates that, in this way, Paul essentially brought his own loyal political base to life.

Other frequent Paul themes, such as his distaste for the Fed and the lack of attention he receives from the media, are also on display. Non-Texan presidential candidates have also had the pleasure of starring in a Taiwanese animation, including Mitt Romneyand Michele Bachmann.

Here's the Paul video:

Reeve Hamilton has interned at The Nation and The Texas Observer, for which he covered the 2009 legislative session. Most recently, he was a desk assistant at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. A Houston native, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt University.
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