Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) had a long (really long) piece up yesterday on Zombie-eyed Granny-Starver Paul Ryan’s rumored plans to leave Congress at the end of this term (YAY!), which he now is denying (BOO!), oddly via the White House:
“The president did speak to the speaker not too long ago and made sure that the speaker knew very clearly — and in no uncertain terms — that if that news was true, he was very unhappy with it,” Sanders said. “The speaker assured the president that those were not accurate reports and that they look forward to working together for a long time to come.”
One hopes that “working together for a long time to come” means on a chain gang in prison, but I’m always in favor of shooting the moon, having once won a game of Hearts.
In the first piece in Tiger Beat, the story claims that ZEGS is worried about his own mortality, what with his own father shuffling off this mortal coil at 55 and giving the family grift to young Paul (who literally has been dining out on that story for decades with $350 bottles on Pinot): remember, Ryan Industries is one of the great industrial fortunes in the midwest. He got those Social Security checks because it is the law, not because he needed them.
Politico posits that if ZEGS can pull off the Billions for Billionaires bill, it will mark a career high and he can leave with his head held high. If, in the remainder of his time in Congress, he can screw Social Security and Medicare, he will finally do the keg-stand denied him in College.
Paul Ryan is 47. It’s a very early retirement if he takes it, with full pension and benefits.