" What we have heah is a failuah to communicate!"(Cool Hand Luke)---for those of who've got the time.
I absolutely see their point (Paul, John, Madeline, & Saddam's). Start explaining reality to the Unwashed Masses---next thing ya know, they're out there with their little picks&shovels, digging up the unwashed mass graves.
*but they're very very busy people and unfortunately have to leave immediately for their next engagement.*
BUT OF COURSE.....
Paul Ryan has to hurry to plan on more tax cuts for the wealthy and voucher for seniors, Brennan has to rush to the Prez to recommend another country in Africa to drop bombs on, Albright is rushing to meet her admirers who want to nominate her for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize......she is going to teach them, only as a professor can, how to go about it....!!!
Poor Sadam Hussain, he does not know who he has to meet with next.....or may be he does! He is probably stalling his certain execution!!
technically, ryan's answer is the most honest- there is a quite straightforward reading of it that says he cannot do the math
I don't think it's that they're too busy to answer: it's that they don't want to waste our precious time explaining it, we shouldn't worry our pretty little heads about such things, we lack the attention span necessary to listen to the full picture.
The same shtick on a lesser scale of perfidy: Jonah Goldberg could so too comment insightfully on this important subject, but he's very very busy.