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Who Is Paul Ryan?

71 911E, TX Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 12:14 AM
So, John, I take it you understand who Paul Ryan is now? Good to hear he thinks his first proposal was "mild."
I wanted to like Paul Ryan.

Before he was nationally known, Rep. Ryan visited me at ABC, and we went to lunch. He was terrific. He was a rare politician, one who actually cared about America's coming debt crisis and the unfairness of entitlements. He even talked about F.A. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom"! If only more politicians thought that way.

But then the housing bubble burst. Ryan voted for TARP. Then he voted for the auto bailout. Who is this guy? I thought he believed in markets!

At Fox, when I got my own TV show, I asked him about...