Mitt Romney’s VP Pick Paul Ryan: What Celebrities Are Saying

By: Cory Lopez / August 11, 2012

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Mitt Romney has tapped Representative Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential pick.

Romney officially announced the Wisconsin congressman as his running mate during a Saturday morning rally in Norfolk, Virginia, with the presidential hopeful introducing “America’s Comeback Team.”

“I am deeply excited and honored to join you as your running mate,” Ryan, the current House Budget Committee chairman, said.

Now Ryan is the talk of the town.

On the heels of the GOP VP pick announcement, Hollywood took to Twitter to respond to the news.

What are the stars saying about Romney’s pick?

Elizabeth Banks: I can confirm categorically that I am NOT Mitt Romney’s VP nominee. #gamechange

Keith Olbermann: Breaking: Romney’s VP pick is Tim Tebow

Chris Regan: Romney at announcement wearing tie, no blazer. Ryan in blazer, no tie. HOLD ON TIGHT, AMERICA! [SFX: guitar shred]

Russell Simmons: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, two men who will destroy our people…

Michael Ian Black: With this choice, Paul Ryan immediately jumps to frontrunner status as the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. Congrats.

Kal Penn: This is awful. I was hoping it would be Jindal so I could play him in the HBO movie

Taraji P. Henson: RT @MichaelSkolnik: Paul Ryan says that he represents “inner cities.” Congressman Ryan, what inner-city is in your current district??

Rob Delaney: Is that a Chick-fil-A ad? RT @Slate: Paul Ryan: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government… this idea is under assault.”

Rupert Murdoch: Thank God! Now we might have a real election on the great issues of the day. Paul Ryan almost perfect choice.

John King: Oh boy. @MittRomney intros @RepPaulRyan as “next president of the united states.” #extrareadyondayone #VP

Michael McKean: Ryan says Ayn Rand was his inspiration to enter public service, which is a little like Ray Kroc inspiring a career in nutrition.

Andy Cohen: I really hope someone has the guts to ask Paul Ryan’s stance on the KStew/RPatz situation in California. #NeedClarification

Danny Zucker: Bold. RT @MittRomney I am proud to have @PaulRyanVP as my VP because he GENUINELY believes the crazy shit I PRETEND to believe.

Andy Richter: I think saying “worst recovery in 70 years” is kinda cute. Doesn’t at all beg the phrase “worst recession in 70 years.”

John Mulaney: Does this mean Paul Ryan won’t return to “Royal Pains” next season?

Suzanne Somers: @MaryBonoMack he is an excellent choice.

Michael Skolnik: Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have not served in the military, yet they run off a battleship to announce their big news. #Offensive

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