Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has tapped renowned
speechwriter Matthew Scully to assist with campaign communications in the
lead up to the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida.
"I used to walk with him through Lafayette Square, and I remember him feeding the squirrels," Frum, who shared an office with Scully at the White House, told TheDC. "He was very wry about it. You know, there's this famous joke about vegans, 'How do you know the vegan at the dinner party?' And the answer is 'Don't worry, they�ll tell you.' But he was just wry and gentle and never made an issue of it."
But Scully's veganism, according to Frum, is shaped by a deep religious sensibility that precludes self-righteous proselytizing and the use of terms like "animal rights."