Paul Ryan's Post-Election Vaca: Pheasant Hunting

In case you haven't noticed, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was not elected vice president of the United States on November 6. No doubt he was disappointed, as well we all were that an NRA-endorsed hunter wouldn't be moving into the White House. However, Ryan did receive one nice consolation prize: the opportunity to go pheasant hunting with his brothers, Stan, left, and Tobin, right.

Ryan's staff posted the photo to his official Twitter account on November 9, just three days after the election, with the caption, "Paul getting dinner with his brothers." I find it intereresting that bird hunting was practically his first order of business following a stressful, hard-fought election. The hunt wasn't a photo-op; it was a means to unwind. And sometimes that's what bird hunting's all about.

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1 Response to Paul Ryan's Post-Election Vaca: Pheasant Hunting

steven b wrote:
December 04, 2012

i find that a good hunt or any hunt with freinds or family is a great way to take your mind off the daily grind of work or other issues that fog the mind.when hunting or fishing for that matter,the mind tends to focus on the task at hand whether it be harvesting that flushing bird or trying to figure out what the fish will bite on. after a day or two in the field the mind and sometimes the body, has rested and are ready to accept the daily hurdles that arise. paul ryan deserved this day in the field and i'm sure he is looking forward to his next one.