Quote of the day: If you can't get it right

After the Monday Night Football debacle, Paul Ryan throws up a hail mary headscratcher

Published September 25, 2012 8:10PM (EDT)

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan         (Reuters/Steve Marcus/Salon/Benjamin Wheelock)
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (Reuters/Steve Marcus/Salon/Benjamin Wheelock)

The Green Bay Packers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks last night was such an abomination that it has forced Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to rethink the relationship between labor and management. With the NFL referees locked out, a motley bunch of replacements made a lousy call and robbed the Packers. Since then, America's most famous union scourge has been out on the proverbial picket line succoring the real refs with coffee and donuts.

Kudos to Walker for re-evaluating his beliefs, or for holding football above politics. By contrast, bowhunter and fellow cheesehead Paul Ryan was both mean-spirited and delusional, like calling Newt Gingrich a bad astronaut:

It is time to get the real refs...And you know what, it reminds me of President Obama and the economy...If you can’t get it right, it is time to get out. I half think these refs work part-time for the Obama administration in the Budget Office. They see the national debt clock staring them in the face. They see a debt crisis, and they just ignore and pretend it didn’t even happen. They are trying to pick the winners and losers, and they don’t even do that very well.

By Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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