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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paul Ryan: Does He Have His Own Bill Ayers Problem?

The NYT tonight has some fun (wicked fun, you might say) with Paul Ryan using his declaration yesterday, which he heard from his father, "You're either part of the problem or you're part of the solution," and pointing out that it comes most famously from (wait for it) former Black Panther leader, author, ex-con (several rapes),  and fugitive Eldridge Cleaver (who urged soldiers to kill officers in Vietnam).  It traces back a bit further than that but you get the idea.  So: Can we say that Paul Ryan "pals around with terrorists"? 

Note: Cleaver later in life went into business, marketing a kind of cod piece.  So: Maybe GOP should embrace him as a small businessman and job creator?   He also became a Republican--and a Mormon.

In a more serious vein, see my earlier post on Ryan as maybe not the Mr. Nice Guy painted by the media.  Would he talk to a male colleague that way?

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