Congressman Ryan is at the sports store to buy hunting gear for his 10-yr old daughter Liza; he bought her a rifle for xmas last year—
Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) September 25, 2012
Anything that Sarah Palin does at this point leads to a torrent of Twitter abuse, especially posting photos of a successful hunting trip. Self-described Catholic deer-hunter and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan last month said he was “happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion,” and he too is sticking to his guns rather than appease the anti-gun crowd.
Ryan was between campaign stops in Ohio today when he stopped to purchase his daughter camouflage gear for a hunting trip this fall.
Politico’s Roger Simon felt compelled to point out the daughter’s age.
Just last week, President Obama joked on “The Late Show with David Letterman” that his own daughters were growing up but he was comforted to know they were “surrounded by men with guns.” That line got a laugh, but the idea of a 10-year-old handling a rifle was too much for some.
Stay classy, Twitter. Be careful or Letterman will be stealing your material.
Most who weighed in on Twitter, though, found the news one more reason to file Ryan in the “awesome dad” category.