Prop 8 Attorney Ted Olson To Train Paul Ryan For Vice Presidential Debate
A lot of folks are scratching their heads this weekend after word came that Ted Olson will be prepping Paul Ryan for his vice presidential debate with Joe Biden. Olson, as you probably know, is the attorney who won the overturn of Proposition 8 with his colleague David Boies.
Olson, the former Solicitor General and the man who argued Bush v. Gore before the high court on behalf of the 43rd president, has already held one session with Ryan in the past week. “Joe Biden has been in elected office for more than 40 years," said Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck. "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." "Ted Olson possesses the extraordinary intellect, judgment, and character to be a strategic asset in any endeavor," said former Attorney General John Ashcroft in a statement distributed by the Romney campaign. "Few lawyers have prevailed in as many of the country's most challenging battles to protect our national interest as Ted has. I, along with many other conservatives, welcome his increased participation in the Romney campaign."