GOP Congressman Waves Terrible Towel (In Cleveland?)

When politics and sports meet, the result is rarely genuine. It’s often hilarious, however, as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan proved yet again this week when he tried to woo visiting delegates from Pennsylvania with a Pittsburgh Steelers “Terrible Towel.”

Here are the only problems with his show of support:

  1. Paul Ryan represents Wisconsin.
  2. The meeting was being held in Cleveland, Ohio.
  3. Philadelphia is also in Pennsylvania.
  4. Paul Ryan claims to be a Packers fan.

Other than that, hey, great move! In the pantheon of politicians making moronic pleas to local sports fans, it’s actually not even that bad. Check out these other gaffes.