Monday, July 11, 2011

Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Wine

The point is not that some loud mouth woman - no doubt that she is a liberal - is all wee-weed up about the wine Rep Paul Ryan was drinking. The point is, she misses the point.

The point is, Rep Paul Ryan is a grown up man and of legal drinking age. If the man enjoys a glass of fine wine, so what? The wine policewoman seems to be offended that Rep Ryan is partaking of an expensive bottle of wine while leading the charge for entitlement reform and spending accountability in Congress. What kind of sense does this make?

Oh wait. She's not of the party of common sense. Apparently, in her world, only her like-minded pals are allowed to partake of the good stuff. If one dares to demand responsible government then evidently that person forfeits anything other than purchases from the Dollar Store.

The wine policewoman is an associate professor in economics. She was appalled that the table had two bottles of the wine between three men. Rep Ryan said he put his meal on his charge card and the wine was paid for by his dining companions - two economists, not lobbyists, as the loud woman claimed, though she had no knowledge of that. Ryan said, yes, it is silly to pay that much for wine. He enjoyed one glass of it along with his water. How dare he!

On the liberal websites - one of which the loud wine policewoman felt compelled to report this incident to - compare this to the $400 haircuts of John Edwards. That would be logical if Paul Ryan was in the habit of running for President proclaiming to be an every man though a multi-millionaire trial lawyer.

Were taxpayers billed for the wine? No. Is this incident another example of loony tune behavior in Washington? Yes. Seriously, this woman may be in need of another glass of wine herself and a bit of relaxation.

Life is too short to drink bad wine.

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