Skip to comments.Paul Ryan taps Ted Olson to play Biden in debate prep
Posted on 09/15/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by Libloather
Paul Ryan taps Ted Olson to play Biden in debate prep
By Felicia Sonmez, Saturday, September 15, 10:31 AM
The Washington Post
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has tapped former U.S. solicitor general Ted Olson to play the role of Vice President Biden in preparations for next months debate.
Olson is best known as the top Republican attorney who, along with New York attorney David Boies, led the legal battle against Californias Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. His first mock debate session with Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, came this past week.
Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck called Olson one of the most skilled, intelligent and successful litigators in America just the kind of opponent needed to prepare the congressman for Mr. Biden.
Joe Biden has been in elected office for more than 40 years, Buck said in a statement. There are few people in politics with more experience debating the issues than Joe Biden, so we are taking this process seriously.
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If I said no, I’d be dating MYSELF!
And that I refuse to do!
Biden is more sad attempts at humor than substance.... Kick him in the giggles up front Ryan. Tell him to save the silly sh*t for later on Leno & Letterman...
He’s had a lot of experience playing a lying blowhard, so he’s got that down.
Have you heard the expression, `Half of success in life is just showing up’?
This a good example.
More like debate derp.
Now why would you go and insult the great Yogi Berra like that?
He meant to say Togi Bear, since Biden is about as smart as a cartoon character.
Ryan is definitely over prepping for what he’s actually going to face, but this is really directed at the press.
Ryan is hyper-intelligent and well-spoken and he’s facing an ignorant idiot who is so far beneath him that Ryan probably feels sorry for him.
Biden is dumb as a post and so is his boss, but the press is going to turn anything Ryan says against him. I think this is the thing that Ryan is trying to ready himself for. If Ryan destroys Biden - which he could do with both hands tied behind him - he’ll be portrayed as evil and mean to the elderly. But if he’s too polite, he’ll look weak.
It is well known that Americans are lovers of the underdog and haters of well-spoken achievers, especially those (like Ryan) from a modest background. Thus the popularity of Biden, who has been a useless political hack for most of his political life and now appears to be suffering early dementia.
I thought Bambi and Hillary were going to dump Biden but now I think they’re counting on the stupidity and elderly vote.
Ted Olson knows how to be a liberal.
He should use an empty stool........
Paul Ryan, I hope youre not being fleeced.”
I know Barbara Olson was very conservative, but you're right about Ted.
Plus he is overrated.
Ah, the voice of reason. The way many Freepers underestimate Bidden reminds me of the left’s view of Bush’s intellect. Not to mention, if Ryan is not careful he’d be seen as Mr. Know-it-all that generate sympathy to Bidden.
I liked Ted better before he become a coddler of the gays.
The moderator will make sure 90% of the questions are on foreign policy or gay marriage and the like ...there might be 5 minutes on the economy ...that’s how they’ll work this one
This is most troubling.
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