Outgoing Congressman Jim Ryun, R-KS, needs someone to pass him a tissue on his recent loss to Nancy Boyda. Today in the Topeka Capital-Journal Ryun gave one of the primary reasons for the loss:

Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., blamed his re-election defeat Thursday on a range of influences, including overconfident campaign volunteers, news reports that questioned his honesty and distortion of his voting record by Democrat Nancy Boyda.

Yeah, you read that right. He blamed his defeat on his volunteers.

Of course he didn’t think Mr. 38% hurt him at all:

Ryun said he didn’t think it was a political mistake to host Bush in Topeka two days before the election.

I just feel sorry for the guy. He’s so clueless. No more tears Congressman, no more tears…