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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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.
Better, because of who said it, so it plays better:
“If I were your wife I would poison in your drink!” said Lady Astor.
“And if I were your husband,” avered Churchill, “I would drink it.”
This particular situation does not give Ryan that sort of advantage. And good quips are far better than spitting.
At least Paul Ryan paid for his wine with his own money.
When Skip Gates ordered that schmantzy beer at the White House you and I picked up the tab.
Yep and it all drinks the same at least for me...
So if Ryan would have ordered Boones Farm that would shore up Medicare/Medicaid funding?
No, but it darn well woulda looked better.
Ryan is NOT a newbie. He's been on the Hill a while now. He knows about appearances. And he knows about ethics regs.
And despite that, Ryan still screwed up.
He made a $300+ screw up. How many of his constituents can make a $300+ screw up like that? I guarantee you that's what a lot of 'em will be wondering. Why they treat 300 bucks with a lot more respect than Ryan does. God knows, that's what the heck I'm wondering.
Sorry, but your title, which was not the title of the article, makes it appear that Byron York is the accuser.
That's not good.
We don't need the author's name in the title box because it's right under the title anyway.
Yes, I’d forgotten that one.
I still think that had I been there with Ryan, I’d have spoken up. However, I’d have more than likely been almost as crude as the bimbo.
I’d more than likely have said something along the lines; “If you turn enough tricks you might be able to afford a bottle of Ripple.
Did she rip off her bra in front of them in protest?
I checked her work site and found her associate/boss,
Mary Ann Von Glinow, much better looking.
I’d love to see the wine policeman, Feinberg’s, tax return; she undoubtedly uses the university a home base while earning her real money for The Academy of International Business (AIB) whose affiliate, AIB Foundation appears to be a tax shelter for those selling their expertize through its cover.... The Foundation solicits funds from AIB members, corporations, and other sources. I’ll bet their hourly billing in competitive with many lobby lawyers.
So, it’s HIS money. HIS paycheck. He has a job, makes the money and spends it the way he sees fit. If he liked the wine...good for him. Anyone suggesting he is making too much money or telling him what to do with his money is like what we have today. Telling US what to do with our money, what to eat, how to spend etc... Go Ryan.