Tom Price Sat On Paul Ryan's 'Jedi Council' And I Am Not Making That Up
October 5, 2017

Paul Ryan. I gotta tell you, just saying that name gives me the creeps.

Today I learned that Paul Ryan and a small group of Republican congressmen used to meet regularly to plot the GOP agenda. They called themselves the Jedi Council. Oh. Lord. Help. Me. These guys are Darths-in-Training.

Horribly disgraced Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was a member of the Jedi Council. I suspect this is where Price got help to come up with his plan that he only reimburse the taxpayers for his seat on an airplane when he made us pay for the whole damn airplane.

I do not want to obsess on this before I get to the important part of this story but you cannot look like this and be a Jedi. I’m sorry, that’s just how it is. I don’t make the rules but I certainly follow them. You can be small, green, and wrinkled and be a Jedi, but a Jedi does not look constipated all the time. Or that they have a rash they can’t scratch in public. Additionally, Jedis cannot be mean sumbitches. I just want to set that straight.

But, here’s the important part.

Speaker Paul Ryan last week urged the White House to reconsider ousting Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, his longtime friend who had come under fire for often using taxpayer-funded private jets for travel, according to two people with knowledge of the call.

Ryan urged Kelly to reconsider and touted the Georgia Republican’s experience in Congress and work in the administration, one of the people familiar with the call said.

Okay, when Ryan runs for president again, and he will, let’s make sure people know that his Jedi Council has a very, very high bar for ripping off the taxpayers for your own personal pleasure.

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