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Supervisor: Paul Ryan campaign event, "a highly inappropriate use of hangar space," violated county rules


One might conclude that Paul Ryan felt "entitled" to break a few county rules when he held a rally for thousands in a local airport hangar in Wisconsin.

Via JS Online:

A Nov. 5 rally for Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan at a county-owned Mitchell International Airport hangar violated county rules and lease terms for the firm that rents the space, a county supervisor said Wednesday.

Supervisor Patricia Jursik called Ryan's election eve rally "a highly inappropriate use of hangar space." She said the rally violated the county's hangar lease with Sterling Aviation, where Ryan spoke to more than 2,000 supporters.

"It turned that hangar into a big convention hall," Jursik said in an interview.

He also caused traffic jams and violated the county ethics ordinance, but who's counting?

In case anyone is wondering, Supervisor Jursik is an independent, so this wasn't about politics.

The airport manager said Ryan was originally given approval because they thought it would be nothing more than a landing and takeoff, as other national candidates have done. But it turned into something bigger and "inappropriate," you know, kind of like the Romney-Ryan campaign.


Chris Christie: "Know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers...don’t like... that I said nice things about the president"


There was a story that was widely reported about Chris Christie turning down a request from Team Romney to appear at a rally with him. Today Christie is shooting that down with both barrels. He said that had it not been for SuperStorm Sandy he would have been campaigning for Romney and that he did, indeed, vote for him this morning.

He further corrected the record by saying that there was never any invitation to appear in Pennsylvania in the first place. Christie went on to say that he spoke to Romney directly to let him know he'd be preoccupied with his post-storm responsibilities, which of course would prevent him from campaigning anywhere.

And then he said this (via Roll Call):

All this other noise, I think, are coming from know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers who — you know — don’t like the fact that I said nice things about the president of the United States. Well, that’s too bad for them,” Christie said. [...]

“I think that Gov. Romney’s going to win tonight, so these disgruntled Romney staffers will be looking for White House offices, but the fact is, right now, they’re not so sure about that so they’re looking for people to shoot at,” Christie said.

I wouldn't be so sure either. Look who his competition is.


VIDEO: Jay Z introduces Pres. Obama in Columbus, Ohio. Entire speech by the president.




Frostbitten attendees can't leave Romney rally: "My son is on the verge of hypothermia." "I feel like a caged animal!"


Via USA Today reporter Jackie Kucinich's Twitter stream:

Family values!

Seriously, is the Romney campaign so desperate for huge crowd sizes that they have to take their attendees prisoner? Do appearances mean more to them than the safety and well-being of their own supporters?

Actually, yes. They have indeed photoshopped crowds, and they have no interest in the safety of average Americans. See: Medicare, voucherize.

H/t: John Aravosis at AMERICAblog