Monday, August 13th, 2012
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This Is Probably Paul Ryan's Favorite Rush Song


Okay, Paul Ryan. Ryan Lizza's recent New Yorker profile highlighted a disturbing Ayn Rand devotion (minus the atheism of course). Meanwhile, the gawky Wisconsin wonk says he has the Dead, Zeppelin, Metallica and "a lot of grunge" on his iPod. (Is he reminding anyone else of Timothy Simons on HBO's "Veep"?) It's safe to assume that "Anthem" is his jam from Rush. Anyway, here's to him costing Romney Florida.

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Art Yucko (#1,321)

Rand Paul would like that Zeppelin album.

osmium (#7,705)

those who SOUGHT

LondonLee (#922)

Liking ANY song by Rush should be a disqualification for being President. Or a friend of mine at least.

osmium (#7,705)

@LondonLee Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage.

Cast in this unlikely role,
Ill-equipped to act,
With insufficient tact,
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact.

Living in the Limelight,
The universal dream
For those who wish to seem.
Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation,
Get on with the fascination,
The real relation,
The underlying theme.

Living in a fisheye lens,
Caught in the camera eye.
I have no heart to lie,
I can't pretend a stranger
Is a long-awaited friend.

All the world's indeed a stage,
And we are merely players,
Performers and portrayers,
Each another's audience
Outside the gilded cage.

LondonLee (#922)

@osmium I rest my case.

I'd nominate "Working Man" as Ryan's favorite Rush song. Not necessarily for any good reason, of course.

Matt (#26)

Stop trying to make Canadian Zeppelin Rush happen. Keyboard Rush forever.

jbsquare (#793)

@Matt why the subdivision?

Megadith (#47,829)

It's worth noting that a few sources have reported that Ryan also likes Rage Against The Machine. Haaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ho ho ho ho ha ha haaaa.

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