He asked her what she prayed for, and she said this:
“I pray, every day, that my husband, Jim Ryun, wins re-election for the United States House of Representatives.”
I told her she couldn’t say that on a church thing. She seemed generally surprised by this. And then she asked me if I wanted to volunteer for her husband’s campaign.
I was a little taken aback at this, I’ll admit, so my declining her offer may have been a little more rude and abrupt than usual, because she asked me, “Why not? You’re…you’re not a…a Democrat, are you?”
And of course, I told the truth. “Yes, I am,” I said.
“And you’re saved?” Apparently in Mrs. Ryun’s world, you can’t be a Democrat and a Christian at the same time.
For what it’s worth, Anne Ryun is considered the brains of the Ryun political operation.