The Jed Report:
Daily Kos: If it was the staff's fault, then why did Paul Ryan sign the letters?: After initially denying he had requested stimulus funds, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has acknowledged that his office had sought the money for his Wisconsin congressional district and took responsibility for it.
"After having these letters called to my attention I checked into them, and they were treated as constituent service requests in the same way matters involving Social Security or Veterans Affairs are handled,” Ryan said in a statement late Thursday. “This is why I didn't recall the letters earlier.”
But if the staff is really to blame, then why is Ryan's personal signature on each letter? This isn't the work of an auto pen. Unless Ryan's staff is forging his signature, he's being a real jerk by blaming them.