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Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Politics | 4 comments

Paul Ryan Can’t Understand Why Some People Mistake Him for Anthony Weiner

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Republican Congressman and former Mitt Romney Vice Presidential running mate Paul Ryan can’t understand it. Why are some people mistaking him for former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose (in)famous sexting made Weiner the embodiment of his name?

But the real laughs, and groans, came when Ryan told the story of one of the two times he was confused for a scandal-ridden former New York congressman, Anthony Weiner. Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 in the wake of a sexting scandal.

“I went on this flight a week later,” Ryan said. “And the flight attendants were looking at me; and they were sort of looking at me and pointing at me. And then, finally one of them comes up to me and says, ‘You’re somebody famous, aren’t you? Are you Anthony Weiner?’

“I’ve been confused for Anthony Weiner twice now. I don’t know how this keeps happening.”

It’s easy to understand:

Both of them have eagerly touted what they felt was their best side.

And each of them revealed who they really were.