Mr. Ryan’s praise of Mr. Emanuel was double-edged: he sought to put Mr. Obama on the spot and declare whose side he is on. The White House tried to remain neutral in its statements today. “We hope that both sides are able to come together to settle this quickly and in the best interest of Chicago’s students,” Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said on Monday.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Ryan's Way: Backs Rahm
Hoo-boy. Paul Ryan voices support for Rahm Emanuel in the great Chicago teachers' strike--apparently trying to put Obama on the spot. Romney also issued a statement claiming Obama was "beholden" to teachers' unions. And coming soon: That Maggie Gyllenhaal movie.