Re: Why lie about a Marathon time?
posted at 9/8/2012 4:32 PM EDT
The faux outrage over a marathon over 22 years ago continues...here is the answer , he messed up....
"Tobin Ryan said the marathon race, which Paul Ryan ran in 1990 as a college student with the third Ryan brother, Stan, was so long ago it was easy to forget the exact time. “I think they trained for three weeks,” he said. “They ran it on a whim.”
The NY Times then manages to bring in another faux controversy about how many different mountains Ryan has climbed....
Ryan is getting "Palinized", as expected from the Obama re-election team, also known as the mainstream media...
NY Times: "Skepticism over the marathon misstatement then led some to wonder if Mr. Ryan had exaggerated his mountain climbing. Last month, The Denver Post reported that Ryan Call, the chairman of the state Republican Party, said Mr. Ryan told him he had climbed nearly 40 of the state’s 53 peaks over 14,000 feet.
"Democrats in Colorado mocked that as implausible.
"In an interview Thursday, Mr. Call said Mr. Ryan had stated only that he climbed “a number of peaks,” and that he had inferred the total from a 2009 article in The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. But that article said only that Mr. Ryan “has made close to 40 climbs,” not specifying the number of separate peaks.
After the Ryan brothers’ in-flight calculations, the campaign issued a statement to The Post on Wednesday:
“Your article says he ‘climbed 40 of Colorado’s Fourteeners.’ I’m not sure what the source for that is, but we wanted to add a little nuance. Paul Ryan has made nearly 40 climbs on 28 different peaks. We wanted to clear up any confusion. Thanks"