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Paul Ryan talks about his Anthony Weiner identity crisis

After spending a considerable amount of time on the campaign trail as Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, people now know who Paul Ryan is. But that wasn’t always the case. It’s not that they simply didn’t know him, but they’d confuse him for other politicians. Such as the scandal-ridden former New York congressman, Anthony Weiner.

While speaking Wednesday to the Bucks Run Golf Club in Isabella County, Michigan, the GOP Congressman told a few stories of mistaken identity.

There was the time a woman thought he was Gov. Scott Walker.

“We finally got somebody walking by to take a picture with her phone,” Ryan said. “Then she said, ‘It’s so nice to finally meet you Governor Walker. I’ve always wanted to meet you in person.'”

At least that only happened once.

But then there were the few times he was confused for Weiner, once right after the scandal broke.

“I went on this flight a week later,” Ryan said. “And the flight attendants were looking at me; and they were sort of looking at me and pointing at me. And then, finally one of them comes up to me and says, ‘You’re somebody famous, aren’t you? Are you Anthony Weiner?’

“I’ve been confused for Anthony Weiner twice now. I don’t know how this keeps happening.”

Via mlive.com