Grand New Party co-author and presumed Republican party stalwart Reihan Salam did a talking-head stint today on MSNBC’s Road to the White House, hosted by David Gregory. Salam is obviously whip-smart, but he has a disapproving scowl that kicks in when he hears something he doesn’t agree with. I’m sorry but he reminded me right away of James Arness in Christian Nyby‘s The Thing (From Another World) with a little touch of Rex Ingram, the genie from The Thief of Baghdad. A bit like an alien studying humans for signs of weakness.

Reihan Salam, James Arness, Rex Ingram