Former New Mexico governor and Libertarian candidate for president, Gary Johnson, issues a challenge and calls out Rep. Paul Ryan for “misstating” his marathon time. Interestingly enough, everyone I’ve known who’s run a marathon remembers their time, and Nicholas Thompson at The New Yorker suggests the same thing.
I think Ryan should take him up on it. After all, all Johnson’s ever done is climb Mount Everest, Mount McKinley, and has competed in the Ironman Triathlons three times. And there’s this from The Economist:
The governor of New Mexico looks normal. He sounds normal. But he is definitely not normal. He likes hang-gliding, parachuting, 100-mile races. He runs, bikes or swims for two hours each day—and he begins this routine at five every morning. He once shut himself inside a freezer, to prove he could withstand the cold; he clamped an alligator clip on to his tongue, to show he could withstand pain.
The most interesting man in the world? Eh, maybe that’s stretching it. But he’s pretty upfront about where he stands. I interviewed him at the RNC in Tampa on August 27. Check it out here.
The panel will discuss the National Defense Authorization Act, among other topics. In addition to Gov. Johnson, other participants include Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich. The panel will take place at the Blake Hotel, located at 555 South McDowell Street in Charlotte, South Carolina.
So in summary, Paul Ryan loses the badass competition. By a long shot.