Skip to comments.Paul Ryan accuser won't talk [Byron York]
Posted on 07/11/2011 12:36:20 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
Susan Feinberg, an associate professor of management and global business at Rutgers University, caused a stir in the left-wing blogosphere over the weekend with her account of witnessing House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan drinking a glass of $350-a-bottle wine at an upscale restaurant near the Capitol.
Feinberg confronted Ryan, accusing him of hypocrisy for drinking an expensive wine while advocating reduced spending for Medicare and Medicaid.
Ryan told TPM that his two dinner-mates had ordered the wine, and that he, Ryan, didn't know what it cost and drank only one glass.
Ryan's dining companions, one of whom was a wealthy hedge-fund manager, ordered two bottles of the $350 wine. Ryan, by his own account, drank one glass but nevertheless paid for one of the bottles.
First, the photo she snapped of Ryan and two men sitting a few tables away appeared to be taken from her own table, and on that table was a bottle of wine.... the wine was a Thierry et Pascale Matrot 2005 Meursault, which is $80 per bottle at Bistro Bis.
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They were spending their own money.
How is that hypocrisy?
Socialist think our money is their money.
Meanwhile...Ms Feinburg...a tenured hack is on the payroll of the people of New Jersey who pay her somewhere in the area of a hundred grand a year because she is a tenured radical witch...with no accountability to anyone.
Who is doing the greater evil here?
She won’t talk anymore because its dawning on her that the more that comes out, the more everyone realizes that this is simply a story of a drunken busy-body who made an ass out of herself while she was half in the bag.
She said it as a joke.
move along, nothing to see here.
I would have spit a mouthful of wine right in her damn face...
I am not worried about the wine. I’m worried about the hedge fund managers he was wining and dining with.
You have to picture the scene, though. You're eating dinner and some drunk old hag staggers up to you and starts demanding to know how much your wine cost. I think I'd burst out laughing.
Man it would have been great to snap a photo of that!
So he spent 3x what she did on wine. But let the evidence show that, she spends 10-20x what I do on a bottle of wine. She can STFU.
Not if you're a public figure you wouldn't. She surely deserved it, but it would have to come from another, and not the elected official. The Left would love to have a ruling class member spitting on a lower echelon servant. It won't play well anywhere, and Ryan is too important to conservatives to fall for such a setup.
I wonder what her thoughts are on eating $100-per-serving wagyu steak on the taxpayer’s dime.
The public servant was spending money that came from his public servant’s salary. We’re paying our pols way too much if they can afford $300+/bottle booze. Not to mention the fact that, to my mind, a guy dumb enough to pay that price for bloody grape juice doesn’t inspire a whole lotta trust when it comes to spending other people’s money wisely.
Mine comes in a box
Ryan should have NEVER explained anything to these goons...just left it out there...sane people know the truth.
The drunk hag is not talking because she is probably still sleeping it off.
Hows about a pox on both parties' members of the ruling class.
The truth is bad enough.
Churchill was once confronted by an old hag who screamed; You, sir are drunk!
He replied; Yes, but in the morning Ill be sober and you will still be ugly.
Had I been dining with Ryan, Id have asked him; My God, are all crack whores that ugly?
How about it’s none of your business what he spends his salary on.
I wish this had been NJ Governor Chris Christie, he would have already curtly responded, “It’s none of your business how much money I spend on a bottle of wine.”
Ryan didn't order the wine. The other person at the table did. Ryan did not know how much it cost. When he found out, he paid for one bottle to avoid the appearance of impropriety. I don't see how he has done anything wrong, even by your standards (ie, that public servants are wrong to drink expensive wine).
So basically, her diatribe was brought on by wine envy.
He did not buy the bottle the story said.
The person complaining is a public employee and there is an $800 bottle on her table.
I didn't say he was wrong.
I say we pay the guy too damn much and that's he's a flaming idiot.
And I stand by both those assertions.
Next time Ryan should tell the waiter to camouflage the $350 wine in a box before he brings it to the table.That should satisfy Ms Feinberg.
Pols are flat busted.
This kinda behavior does not inspire trust.
I'll drink to that. What's your best wine? ;~))
That’s such a great idea. Anybody walking by her at a restaurant should gush, “Are you the woman who brought Paul Ryan down?” And then snap a picture.
Then you don't have a problem with public sector salaries, I take it...?
These Lib attacks are so disgusting that I just contributed to Ryan’s PAC. Keep up the good work, Paul.
Rutgers is the State University of New Jersey. Where is Chris Christie on this issue, inquiring minds want to know?
And I really fail to see the connection between anyone’s spending of their own money on whatever they please and medicare and medicaid...
but then again, I’m not a leftist who believes the nomenclatura should control all the wealth of the country.
Consider it this way, he split a bottle of expensive wine 3 ways - so he drank only a third of the wine.
Meanwhile, the cultured, tolerant, educated Libtard drank the whole bottle of wine by herself - and very likely drove home afterwards.
And my mother always told me that it is never proper to notice or comment on what other people are eating.
I'll bet money that Ms. Feinberg ordered her wine on a university expense account. Se probably has never paid for a meal out of her own pocket and that is why she jumped to the conclusion he was being a hypocrite.
He was being treated to the meal. He only paid for the wine because of her whine. Allowing hedge fund managers to pay for his meal might be his only mistake.
Ms. Feinberg leaves so many unanswered questions. She has also left her e-mail address on her web site. Perhaps she will be willing to answer the questions of those of us who wonder just what business it is of hers what ANYONE buys with his or her earned money. Here is her e-mail address for those who wonder where she gets her gall:
Did you read the article? Ryan did not order the wine. He did not know how much it cost, but when he found out, he felt it would be best if he paid for his own meal and 1 whole bottle, even though he only drank 1 glass of the wine. Read the article.
They're doing pretty much the same thing ~ buying odd lots, contracting for end runs with marginal grapes, etc.
Doesn't mean the wine isn't good. After all, the best wine is the one that does what you want ~ and if it costs $350 a bottle and doesn't do that there are numerous other wines for less that will.
Remember, all wine is made out of rotten grapes!
What you are doing is called “conflating” arguments. Rational people acknowledge that the issue of public salaries is quite different from the issue of how a person (any person, including a public employee) chooses to spend their money. Why do you need someone to point that out to you? You sound just as bad as this Feinberg nut.
Gosh! The professor even has her own web page.
Brings down the price.
Unlike most whines, which are made out of sour grapes.
“Then you don’t have a problem with public sector salaries, I take it...?”
He earned income long before he was elected. Salary has no bearing on where he spends his money. I’m sure he can afford it even without his current salary.
So, I guess you are going to volunteer to follow him around and approve all of his purchases?
Sorry Mr. Ryan, you can’t pay $150 for those shoes, might not look right. Ooops, sorry, that’s too much to pay for dinner today, you have to order a smaller portion. Oh, sorry Mr. Ryan, you have too many suits, I’m afraid you will have to return a few of them.
The number of people on this forum agreeing with the drunken liberal hag is angering me greatly today, I must say.