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Paul Ryan keeps getting mistaken for other politicians including Anthony Weiner

The former vice presidential candidate also says he has been mistaken for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM   |   Comments

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., May 29 (UPI) -- While he addressed a group of Republicans during an event in Michigan on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan took a break from praising Congressman Dave Camp to crack a couple of jokes.

Ryan told the crowd, that was gathered at the Bucks Run Golf Club in Mount Pleasant, that he has endured plenty of "humbling moments" during career, including being mistake for other politicians.

The former vice presidential candidate said he took a photo with a woman in the Milwaukee airport who thought that he was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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

He's also been confused with sexting expert and ex-NYC mayor candidate Anthony Weiner.

"So you have these humbling moments in politics," Ryan said.

"But that wasn't to be outdone because then I went on this flight a week later and the flight attendants were looking at me and ... finally one of them comes up to me, she says, 'You're someone 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."

Weiner also doesn't take kindly to the mix-ups and called being confused with Ryan is "the final insult."

"How much more can I bear?" Weiner asked when speaking with Business Insider.

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