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Paul Ryan accuser won't talk [Byron York]
The Washington Examiner ^ | 11 Jul 2011 | 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.

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Feinberg confronted Ryan, accusing him of hypocrisy for drinking an expensive wine while advocating reduced spending for Medicare and Medicaid.

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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.

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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.

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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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: classwarfare; paulryan; susanfeinberg
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You have to understand, folks -- for liberals, $350 is not to spend on a bottle of fine wine. No, $80 is what a liberal spends on a bottle of fine wine. For a liberal, $350 is what one spends on smoking fine crack and getting a bj from a tranny.


1 posted on 07/11/2011 12:36:28 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss

They were spending their own money.

How is that hypocrisy?


2 posted on 07/11/2011 12:38:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Socialist think our money is their money.


3 posted on 07/11/2011 12:40:15 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: GeronL

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?


4 posted on 07/11/2011 12:41:32 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Meet the New Boss

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.


5 posted on 07/11/2011 12:41:32 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: GeronL

She said it as a joke.

move along, nothing to see here.


6 posted on 07/11/2011 12:41:54 PM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Meet the New Boss
Feinberg confronted Ryan, accusing him of hypocrisy...

I would have spit a mouthful of wine right in her damn face...

7 posted on 07/11/2011 12:42:25 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Meet the New Boss
OK, Susan Feinberg opened the door. I hope she gets to spend a lot of quality time with cameras pointed at her when she shops, eats out, walks the dog and whatever else. It also would be nice if someone could look into her job and finances and post whatever seems interesting.
8 posted on 07/11/2011 12:47:55 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: edcoil

I am not worried about the wine. I’m worried about the hedge fund managers he was wining and dining with.


9 posted on 07/11/2011 12:47:55 PM PDT by mighty atlas
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To: Niteranger68
I would have spit a mouthful of wine right in her damn face...

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.

10 posted on 07/11/2011 12:48:03 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Niteranger68
I would have spit a mouthful of wine right in her damn face...

Man it would have been great to snap a photo of that!

11 posted on 07/11/2011 12:48:31 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss

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.


12 posted on 07/11/2011 12:50:18 PM PDT by Paradox (Obnoxious, Bumbling, Absurd, Maladroit, Assinine)
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To: Niteranger68
I would have spit a mouthful of wine right in her damn face...

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.

13 posted on 07/11/2011 12:52:05 PM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Meet the New Boss

I wonder what her thoughts are on eating $100-per-serving wagyu steak on the taxpayer’s dime.


14 posted on 07/11/2011 12:52:58 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Meet the New Boss

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/07/08/possibly-drunk-rutgers-economist-susan-feinberg-whines-to-susan-crabtree-who-is-hard-up-for-a-story/


15 posted on 07/11/2011 12:54:07 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: GeronL

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.


16 posted on 07/11/2011 12:59:10 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Paradox
she spends 10-20x what I do on a bottle of wine

Mine comes in a box
from Costco

17 posted on 07/11/2011 1:01:19 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Meet the New Boss

Ryan should have NEVER explained anything to these goons...just left it out there...sane people know the truth.


18 posted on 07/11/2011 1:01:46 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Meet the New Boss

The drunk hag is not talking because she is probably still sleeping it off.


19 posted on 07/11/2011 1:02:23 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: antiRepublicrat
I wonder what her thoughts are on eating $100-per-serving wagyu steak on the taxpayer’s dime.

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution By Angelo M. Codevilla

Hows about a pox on both parties' members of the ruling class.

20 posted on 07/11/2011 1:02:45 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: shield
...sane people know the truth.

The truth is bad enough.

21 posted on 07/11/2011 1:04:26 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

Churchill was once confronted by an old hag who screamed; “You, sir are drunk!”

He replied; “Yes, but in the morning I’ll be sober and you will still be ugly.”

Had I been dining with Ryan, I’d have asked him; “My God, are all crack whores that ugly?”


22 posted on 07/11/2011 1:04:50 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: mewzilla

How about it’s none of your business what he spends his salary on.


23 posted on 07/11/2011 1:05:56 PM PDT by beandog
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To: Meet the New Boss

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.”


24 posted on 07/11/2011 1:05:56 PM PDT by apillar
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To: mewzilla
We’re paying our pols way too much if they can afford $300+/bottle booze.

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).

25 posted on 07/11/2011 1:06:16 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Meet the New Boss
...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.

So basically, her diatribe was brought on by wine envy.

26 posted on 07/11/2011 1:06:41 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: mewzilla

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.


27 posted on 07/11/2011 1:07:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
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).

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.

28 posted on 07/11/2011 1:08:33 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Meet the New Boss

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.


29 posted on 07/11/2011 1:09:25 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: GeronL
Trust is the coin of the realm.

Pols are flat busted.

This kinda behavior does not inspire trust.

30 posted on 07/11/2011 1:11:02 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
Hows about a pox on both parties' members of the ruling class.

I'll drink to that. What's your best wine? ;~))

31 posted on 07/11/2011 1:13:58 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Truth29

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.


32 posted on 07/11/2011 1:14:38 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Ditto
LOL! Some suggestions...

Uncork New York

33 posted on 07/11/2011 1:15:52 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: beandog
How about it’s none of your business what he spends his salary on.

Then you don't have a problem with public sector salaries, I take it...?

34 posted on 07/11/2011 1:17:05 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Meet the New Boss

These Lib attacks are so disgusting that I just contributed to Ryan’s PAC. Keep up the good work, Paul.


35 posted on 07/11/2011 1:18:01 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Meet the New Boss

Rutgers is the State University of New Jersey. Where is Chris Christie on this issue, inquiring minds want to know?


36 posted on 07/11/2011 1:18:12 PM PDT by izzatzo (Palin2012, she's one of us.)
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To: GeronL

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.


37 posted on 07/11/2011 1:21:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Paradox
So he spent 3x what she did on wine...

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.

38 posted on 07/11/2011 1:25:27 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: meyer

And my mother always told me that it is never proper to notice or comment on what other people are eating.


39 posted on 07/11/2011 1:26:56 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: GeronL
Who paid for Ms. Feinberg's wine... inquiring minds want to know?

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.

40 posted on 07/11/2011 1:27:00 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: mewzilla

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.


41 posted on 07/11/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Meet the New Boss

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:
feinberg@business.rutgers.edu


42 posted on 07/11/2011 1:29:15 PM PDT by OkeyDokeyOkie
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To: mewzilla

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.


43 posted on 07/11/2011 1:33:42 PM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: Paradox
You can get a bottle of wine for $2.87 at Wal-Mart (locally), and over at Trader Joe's it's just over $3.00 at the moment.

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!

44 posted on 07/11/2011 1:34:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mewzilla

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.


45 posted on 07/11/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT by SquarePants
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Gosh! The professor even has her own web page.

http://www.susanfeinberg.com/


46 posted on 07/11/2011 1:37:04 PM PDT by SamKeck
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To: gov_bean_ counter
You mean like sake? That's sold in something that looks like the same sort of box used to sell milk. I believe they call of those cartons "aseptic packaging" these days.

Brings down the price.

47 posted on 07/11/2011 1:43:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Remember, all wine is made out of rotten grapes!

Unlike most whines, which are made out of sour grapes.

48 posted on 07/11/2011 1:44:26 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: mewzilla

“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.


49 posted on 07/11/2011 1:58:39 PM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... God is Good....Evil is Real.)
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To: mewzilla

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.


50 posted on 07/11/2011 1:59:41 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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