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.
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.