08/21/2012 02:52 pm ET Updated Oct 21, 2012

Meet Matthew Scully, Paul Ryan's Vegan Speechwriter | The Daily Caller

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.

The selection of Scully, which was first reported by National Review's Robert Costa, brings an experienced and widely respected wordsmith into Ryan's ever-growing orbit. Here are three facts about Scully, how he made his name, and what he brings to the Republican ticket.