Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Paul Ryan made his debut at the Iowa State Fair on Monday.

Ryan spoke for only 13 of the customary 20 minutes on the soapbox stage and did not take any questions.

As reporters walked alongside him asking questions — including about the region’s devastating drought — Ryan declined to answer most of them, saying, “We can play ‘stump the VP later.'”

As for the shortened stump speech, it had its moments.

I’m not wild about hecklers, but his response shows he clearly thinks that the DFH’s ought to know their place.