February 25, 2010
Ryan: A difference in philosophy
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, 1st District, had a front-row seat at today's health care summit, and garnered face time with President Obama. Here's how his part of the seven-hour discourse was covered.
First, a short report, with some video of Ryan, from FOX-6, WITI-TV in Milwaukee. "A bill that is full of gimmicks and smoke and mirrors," he said.
Second, a story focusing on Ryan from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. We have "a difference in philosophy," Ryan said. Obama replied, "This is a legitimate debate."
And finally, a transcript of Ryan's full exchange with the President from Congressional Quarterly, provided by the Washington Post. "The difference is this. We don't think all the answers lie in Washington regulating all of this," said Ryan.
And if those reports from mainstream media aren't enough, here's a rightwing blog -- well it's called RightPundits.com -- that says Ryan was the "superstar" of the event, "taking Obama and Biden to task."