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Selective Outrage

Some on the Left are in an uproar because Rep. Paul Ryan ended up paying for an expensive bottle of wine ordered by one of his dinner companions (“How dare they drink expensive wine with their own money!”).  More here. Yet where are all the liberal complaints when the President flies his personal trainer in from Chicago or then-Speaker Pelosi demands gulfstreams at taxpayer expense and then racks up liquor bills?  By comparison, the wine choices of Rep. Ryan’s friends seem quite frugal.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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