Monday, September 17, 2012
Politics really do make for strange bedfellows.
Ted Olson, the former Solicitor General, the man who argued Bush v. Gore before the Supreme Court on behalf of the 43rd president, is prepping Paul Ryan for his debate with Vice President Joe Biden.
Olson is known for his work opposing California’s viciously homophobic Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state, work Olson called,”the highlight of my life.” He also defended President Ronald Reagan during the Iran-Contra scandal, and at one point represented convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.
Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck said of the prep relationship:
“Joe Biden has been in elected office for more than 40 years. There are few people in politics with more experience debating the issues than Joe Biden, so we are taking this process seriously. Mr. Olson is one of the most skilled, intelligent, and successful litigators in America, just the kind of opponent needed to prepare the Congressman for Mr. Biden.”
Sounds to me like Paul Ryan is worried about his debate with Vice President Biden.