‘Biggest Brown-Noser’: Paul Ryan Won Unflattering Title In High School
“Biggest brown-noser” Paul Ryan has come a long way since high school.
The man selected to be running mate to presumptive Republican nominee was once seen as a kiss-up in his younger years, earning the title “biggest brown-noser” as a senior in high school, The Washington Post reported.
It’s not like Paul Ryan wasn’t popular at Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. The Republican Congressman was also elected junior class president and prom king, but his title as “biggest brown-noser” has gained media attention in the two days since Mitt Romney officially made Ryan his running mate.
Paul Ryan’s selection to the vice president slot is expected to energize the GOP that is often lukewarm on Romney himself. Ryan made his mark as chairman of the House Budget Committee where he put forward the Republicans’ answer to President Obama’s budget plans.
Ryan crafted a long-term strategy aimed at reducing the national deficit that leans heavily on entitlement reform, one that has been seen by Republicans as bold and by Democrats as a way to gut Medicare.
But even critics have given Ryan credit for stepping forward with some kind of a plan when many other politicians have simply avoided the issue.
“The commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this,” said “biggest brown-noser” Paul Ryan at one of his first appearances since being named to the Romney ticket. “We won’t duck the tough issues — we will lead! We won’t blame others — we will take responsibility!”
Paul Ryan’s title as “biggest brown-noser” could have something to do with the number of activities he undertook, the Los Angeles Times reported. Ryan was a member of the history club, the Latin club, the letterman’s club, the pep club, the ushers club, International Geographic Society, the Model U.N. program, and student council.