Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin spoke at Chicago’s Economic Forum and couldn’t resist taking a swipe at the local quarterback in town.
“I want to thank you all for inviting me to speak,” Ryan said. “It was especially gracious of you to host me, even though I’m a Packers fan and I assume most of you are Bears fans. But that doesn’t mean we can’t work together. As chairman of the House Budget Committee, I stand ready to do whatever it takes to help you re-sign Jay Cutler. I’m here to talk about the economy today — about the need to get four quarters of strong, consistent performance. That wasn’t another Jay Cutler joke, I swear. It could be, but it’s not.”
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But it didn’t stop there. Now, the Democrats got involved (it seems that Jay Cutler is not a partisan issue). Matt Canter, the leader of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, used Cutler as a way to take a shot at Tommy Thompson, who is expected to run for Senate in Wisconsin.
“Republicans would be better off with Jay Cutler as their candidate in Wisconsin,” Canter said. “Cutler has at least helped the Green Bay Packers win a Super Bowl, while Tommy G. Thompson has spent the last decade doing the bidding of the Bush administration and his special-interest clients at his lobbying firm.”
Wow. We never thought we’d say this, but poor Jay Cutler. Okay, it’s still funny though.