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Paul Ryan Chats With Bill Clinton

Ryan talked medicare and government paralysis with the former President. A hot mic offers a glimpse into their behind-the-scenes conversation: "Give me a call," Clinton says.

Last updated on August 11, 2012, at 8:59 a.m. ET

Posted on August 11, 2012, at 8:59 a.m. ET

After Democrat Kathy Hochul edged out a win in an New York special election in May 2011, former President Bill Clinton chatted with Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan off-stage.

"I'm glad we won this race in New York, but I hope the Democrats don't use it as an excuse to do nothing," Clinton said.

Ryan responded, saying he thought Congress would soon "sink into paralysis."

The chat was friendly though: Ryan tossed out a "Yeah, I'll give you a call" as he walked away.

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