Aaaand we have verification

Zeke here again.  Seeing as I lightly follow the farce that is U.S. political choice, it wasn't til a couple days ago that I paid any attention to dapper young Paul Ryan.  I reported my initial impression in these pages, namely that the guy is a phony.

And what's this now?
Hewitt asked the vice presidential candidate whether he is "still running."

Ryan answered that he "hurt a disc" in his back," so he doesn't "run marathons anymore." Instead, he said. he just runs 10 miles or less.

The conservative radio host then asked him what his personal best time is. For a marathoner this is a badge of honor, but Ryan couldn't recall exactly.

"Under three, high twos. I had a two hour and fifty-something," Ryan said.

Hewitt was surprised, saying, "Holy smokes."

Ryan replied: "I was fast when I was younger, yeah."

But it turns out, he's only run one and it wasn't under three hours or even under four hours.
You don't say.


wcv said...

Wait a second.

This guy ran one marathon 20 years ago and you're giving him shit for not realizing that sub-3 hours would be a crazy fast time?

Pity you didn't hold Obama to these standards in 2008 or 2012.

What, are you trying out for a guest spot on MSNBC?

Charlie McDanger said...

First, he created the false impression that he "used to run marathons." That he only ran one is further evidence of life as a bullshit artist, not an exoneration.

And if you think this bragging fitness freak doesn't understand the meaning of a sub-3-hr marathon or is unaware that he didn't accomplish that, puff puff pass.

The dude has been telling that lie all the way up the ladder, and in typical arrogant bastard fashion, began to think he'd never get called on it. He could swap some good yarns with Jeff Archer and Elizabeth Warren.

zeke said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!

Doo Doo Econ said...



Doo Doo Econ said...

Also, at least he ran a marathon... Remeber who the current leader of the free world is?

Lawyer... not
Constitutional professor...not
Editor of Harvard Law Review who never published an article

W.C. Varones said...

Nobel Peace Prize winner, healer of the planet...

But he gave Zeke tingly pants in a speech, so it's all good.

Happy Super Tuesday!