NBC on Ryan's Workout Routine: 'Extreme...And We're Not Talking About His Politics'
Beginning an otherwise positive story on Wednesday's NBC Today about vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's intense exercise regimen, P90X, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell managed to work in this jab: "He's doing a workout you've probably seen all over late night TV. Call it extreme. And we're not talking about his politics here." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
Here is a transcript of the beginning of the August 15 segment:
SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: And whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or independent, there's one thing every American can agree on, it's important to be healthy. Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan talks a lot about his grueling workout routine. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell found out how he does it. Kelly, good morning.
KELLY O'DONNELL: Good morning, Savannah. Well, there is one place around Capitol Hill that will tell you an awful lot about who Paul Ryan is. And it's a place that's typically off limits to everyone but members of Congress. I'm talking about the House gym. And on most days that's where you will find him starting at 6:00 a.m. And he's doing a workout you've probably seen all over late night TV. Call it extreme. And we're not talking about his politics here. You won't actually see him sweat, but Paul Ryan loves to talk about his exercise.