"Over three days last week, Represenative Ryan reserved an indoor tennis court at a Virginia resort -- not to practice his backhand, but to hold mock debates," reports the New York Times.
This isn't a partisan issue. I don't care if it was Ryan talking about turning Medicare into a voucher program or Vice President Joe Biden pleading to give President Obama more time to turn the economy around.
This is about putting a podium, tables, chairs, microphones, and hard-soled tasseled shoes on a tennis court. They don't belong there. They belong on strangely-patterned carpet in a hyper-air conditioned, windowless conference room in a hotel near a highway exit.
What was Ryan thinking? He SHOULD have been practicing his backhand. Everyone needs to work on that shot.
Yes, I'm assuming he plays tennis. He looks like one of those jocks who can play anything, the guy who is picked first whenever sides are chosen, whether it's for Saturday touch football or tiddlywinks.
He lifts weights, crunching iron for a TIME online piece out today. We know he runs marathons, and lied about his finishing time. This probably means he lies about line calls, too. He plays football, or, at least from this online image, he knows how to LOOK like he's playing football.
Shame on him for wasting precious court time, practicing arguing. Hell, I could have told him he could do that, AND work on his backhand, at the same time.