Dec 9, 2013
Ryan Not Qualified, Gabby Giffords’ Latest Milestone and More
Posted on Aug 13, 2012
Ryan Fails the Romney Standard: By Mitt Romney’s own standards, Paul Ryan is not qualified to be his running mate. Back in May, Romney had endorsed a business owner’s suggestion that presidents should have at least three years of business experience. Ryan—who has worked in Congress ever since he graduated from college—does not meet that qualification. Whoops! (Read more)
Ryan’s Tax Returns: Here’s another instance of “do as I say, not as I do” from the Republican presidential candidate. When vetting Ryan for the veep position, Mitt Romney asked the Wisconsin congressman (and others who were in the running to round out the GOP ticket) for several years of tax returns. In other words, more than the two years he himself has released to the public. (Read more)
Convention Lineup: Sarah Palin will not be among those speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this month. In making the announcement, the 2008 vice presidential candidate said it was time to give others a chance. In a statement to Fox News, Palin said: “This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them.” Palin has still not said whether she will attend the convention. (Read more)
Debate Setup: Half of the moderators for the 2012 debates will be women, according to the list released by the Commission on Presidential Debates on Monday. PBS’ Jim Lehrer, CNN’s Candy Crowley and CBS’ Bob Schieffer will each moderate one presidential debate, while ABC’s Martha Raddatz will moderate the vice presidential one. Crowley will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years. (Read more)
Giffords to Return to Tucson: A little over a year and a half after being shot in the head during an assassination attempt, Gabrielle Giffords is moving back to Arizona for good. The former congresswoman, who had been recovering in a hospital in Houston, has visited the state a handful of times since the January 2011 rampage in Tucson that left six people dead and more than a dozen wounded. This month, Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty to carrying out the shootings. (Read more)
Video of the Day: Paul Ryan’s first solo appearance as the Republican vice presidential candidate didn’t go exactly as planned (unless they were planning for him to be met by hecklers).
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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