" ... Have any of y'all met Paul Ryan? We should get him to come to the university - I'm telling you this guy is amazing. I always thought I was okay with arithmetic, this guy can run circles around me. And he is honest - he is straight forward - he is sincere - and the budget he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan, it is a sensible, straight forward, honest, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit just like we did by $4Trillion"
Former Clinton White House Chief-of-Staff
Obama Debt Commission Co-chair
Co-author, Bowles-Simpson plan
Wow - that's some ringing endorsement!
I'm betting someone is getting an ear-full today .... Now that the tape has surfaced and has hit the media
I'm sure there's more to that clip where he turns the tables and backstabs Ryan.
Bowles does go on to lament though that Obama did not have the luxury of having seven years to straighten out the deficit - that it was something that needed radical change ...
He also said that the budget which gave us a surplus actually spanned TWO presidents ... That would mean either Bush #1 or Bush #2 (since they really aren't Sr. & Jr.) were responsible for that surplus too ...
Oh yeah ... I betting his ears are burning