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Paul Ryan exaggerates his marathon-running prowess
Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/01/2012 | James Rainey

Posted on 09/02/2012 12:49:04 AM PDT by HarleyD

Voters will have to decide how much to ding Republican vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan for slamming President Obama on a debt reduction commission, when Ryan made the same judgment himself with a vote in Congress.

That kind of inconsistency is easy to prove, if a bit arcane for some Americans. But there is nothing mysterious to the athletically-inclined about marathon times, so it will be interesting to see how the public reacts to Ryan carving a huge hunk out of his best time for the 26.2-mile race.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; getryan; marathon; obamawasntvetted; pravdamedia; ryan
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At first I thought this was satire until I read the comments underneath-many of which were deleted because of language. These people are absolutely desperate.
1 posted on 09/02/2012 12:49:10 AM PDT by HarleyD
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MOM! The lefties are nit-picking again!

(They don't have anything else.)

2 posted on 09/02/2012 12:51:21 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: HarleyD

But no concern about seeing Obama’s real birth certificate.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 12:53:01 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: HarleyD

This was a reckless boast on Ryan’s part. Politicians, of course, routinely do this kind of thing and must be called on it when nailed. However, if the rats want to make a big deal out of it then let’s revisit, ad infinitum, their own “stolen valor” scumbags, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tom Harkin, who both lied about being Vietnam veterans.

There is a big difference between recklessly, even if innocently, exaggerating an old marathon time with claiming to be a war veteran. Ryan should get a smack on the back of the head from Romney; Blumenthal and Harkin should be in jail.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 12:58:13 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: HarleyD

Can I rewrite the headline?

ROMNEY WIN IMMINENT; MEDIA MAKES MOUNTAIN OUT OF MOLEHILL, IGNORES BIDEN GAFFES


6 posted on 09/02/2012 1:10:09 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Lancey Howard

A Reckless boast saying you ran a marathon in 1990 in 2 hours 50 something and it was actually 4 hours surely you jest. Did the Times happen to mention if Ryan said he was dodging sniper fire at the same time like our current Secretary of State did who if I am not mistaken ran for President and might again. I find the marathon scandal a joke.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 1:11:59 AM PDT by funfan
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To: F15Eagle

He’s just of Kenyan descent on his father’s side./sarc?


8 posted on 09/02/2012 1:13:14 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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9 posted on 09/02/2012 1:15:56 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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Next up: Romney has exaggerated the size of fish that he hooked but that got away, and the Ryans claim that their kids get better grades than they do.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 1:17:46 AM PDT by Rockingham
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I haven’t read or heard the original interview, but Ryan doesn’t seem like the type to deliberately try to lie. My husband runs marathons all the time and you can see the race results immediately after the race now (with the bigger races) so Ryan would have known that. I would bet that instead it was simply a slip of the tongue on Ryan’s part. Goodness knows *I’ve* messed up like that a time or two, and I’ll bet others have as well. Wasn’t there some guy who said there were 57 states? ;o)


12 posted on 09/02/2012 1:22:45 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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He should have known someone would check it out/Runners World did. They have this story on their site showing nasty comments. They never talk politics that I know of. I image that story will be gone soon or at least they’ll close off the comment section.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 1:23:52 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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What's next? Will the GOP withdraw its funding of Ryan's campaign?
14 posted on 09/02/2012 1:26:37 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Rockingham

This just in:

Reliable sources claim Ryan has cooties!


15 posted on 09/02/2012 1:26:40 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
22 years ago!! Does your husband remember the time from 22 years ago to the tee? I don't even think Obama or the Times remembers that gas was $1.79 a gallon in December 2008 and now it is $4.22 a gallon.
16 posted on 09/02/2012 1:34:13 AM PDT by funfan
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Gives the Republicans the perfect opportunity to reintroduce Neil Kinnock.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/2607505/Joe-Biden-plagiarised-Neil-Kinnock-speech.html


17 posted on 09/02/2012 1:40:57 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: HarleyD

How many trees died so that the LA Times could publish this nonsense. Where’s Green Peace on this?


18 posted on 09/02/2012 1:41:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: F15Eagle

“...looking for American jobs - On every golf course he finds ....”

I wonder if he’s run into OJ, searching for the “real killers”?

I know, I know, that’s racist!


19 posted on 09/02/2012 1:43:40 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: funfan
Anybody know if that is considered a legitimate Rape of Ryan by the LA Times?

LA Times continues it War on Marathoners!

Pathetic!

I heard Obama uses over-sized golf balls. What about that, LA Times?

20 posted on 09/02/2012 1:45:33 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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