I honestly don't know if this is a sports thread or a politics thread. A bit of both, perhaps. Earlier in the week, Paul Ryan said that he ran a marathon in under 3 hours. I heard about it from running friends very soon thereafter. As someone who's run a marathon in 3:00:07, I was impressed. Now this: Paul Ryan exaggerates his marathon-running prowess - chicagotribune.com Before I was just mildly amused by Ryan - he seems more cartoonish to me than a real politician. Kind of like one of the Little Rascals pretending to be a politician, only with actual power. But this seriously irritates me. I've told people that I never exaggerate one thing - my running times. They are set in stone, and they are as much of me as the scars on my body. For a politician to tell this kind of lie - one that's easily discovered by anyone with the time to look at results - I don't know that they're believable about anything else. At this point, I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't believe Ryan when he tells me what the weather is like outside. I know I'm over-reacting, but does this seem like a big deal to anyone else?