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Heard on the Hill: Ryan Recalls College Days

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had a rough day Tuesday.

His party lost New York’s 26th district seat in a special election, a loss blamed on his Medicare plan. So the Congressman did what any of us might after a horrible day at the office: race over to a bar and reminisce about the glory days. 

Ryan, the special guest at the Miami University of Ohio D.C. Alumni Chapter event held at Top of the Hill, was greeted with a round of applause when he walked in.

The 1992 graduate only stayed for a few minutes, but it was long enough to answer questions about the “old times” from alumni. Topics were mostly limited to which dorms he lived in, why he picked Miami and mascot jokes.

One brave soul asked whether Ryan was going to make like Benjamin Harrison, another Miami alumnus, and run for president. The Congressman laughed but didn’t take the bait.

When someone asked whether he played “broomball” (whatever that is), Ryan joked that the reason he sports a cleft chin is a direct result of playing the game in college.

As HOH hasn’t the foggiest idea what broomball is, we can only assume it is a cross between curling and Quidditch, and we urge the Congressman to start a new league.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), a Miami alumna, could co-captain.