In the latest video by progressive comedy troupe The Partisans, zombie Ayn Rand rises from the grave to feed on the brains of American college students, stopping briefly to much on the gray matter of one MSNBC news anchor along the way.


While the video doesn't actually feature Maddow (although the stand-in is pretty decent), there's a good chance the MSNBC host would get a kick out of it. Maddow contributor Steve Benen has kept up with some of the latest Rand-related news, tracking the on-again, off-again relationship between Republican darling Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the famously atheist author -- leading The Partisans' zombie Rand to seek out her leftist enemy and devour Maddow's brains, naturally.

(And despite his attempt to distance himself from Rand, Ryan's latest budget proposals were recently praised by The Atlas Society, a Rand-influenced think tank that called Ryan's ideas "very much in line with the direction that we stand for and would like to see the government go.")

The video is just the latest in a series of political satire shorts produced by comedian Andy Cobb, who readers may recall scored a viral hit late last year by spoofing Texas Gov. Rick Perry's vow to fight back against President Barack Obama's supposed "war on religion." He also took on former Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-PA) bizarre insistence that women who are raped should "make the best of a bad situation" by carrying their attackers' child to term, and helped "Occupy LA" with a "media makeover" that saw protesters donning tea party attire.

This video was published to YouTube on Monday, May 14, 2012.