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    DAILY CALLER
    January 25, 2011

    Which Green Day song is on Paul Ryan’s iPod?



    Republican Paul Ryan had a busy 24 hours Tuesday night and Wednesday
    morning. The Daily Caller found out he’s making it through the day with
    some American punk rock music in his down moments.



    Tuesday night Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and rising star in his party,
    chairman of the House Budget Committee, and all around numbers geek
    wonder boy, gave the biggest speech of his life so far. He gave the
    official Republican Party response to President Obama’s State of the
    Union address.



    Wednesday morning, he was back at it early — at least by Capitol Hill
    standards. He chaired the Budget Committee to order at 9 a.m. for an
    orientation meeting and then promptly launched into the first hearing of
    this year a good 15 minutes ahead of the published 10 a.m. start time.



    I caught Ryan as he walked off the House floor early on Wednesday
    afternoon, leaving what looked like a pleasant conversation with Rep.
    Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat and burgeoning media darling on the
    left (Ryan turns 41 on Saturday; Weiner is 46).



    After we talked about the budget hearing, and he talked some more about
    what he thinks is the reason that the government’s top actuary for
    Medicare thinks his alternative plan to Obama’s health overhaul will
    bring down the cost of care more effectively than the president’s, I
    asked Ryan about his iPod.



    Ryan walks to the Capitol for votes, back and forth from his office in
    the Longworth Office Building, with white ear buds either in his ears or
    over his shoulders. He’s done this for as long as I’ve covered him.



    When I asked him today, Ryan said he had his iPod Nano on shuffle, and the current song was Green Day’s “Brain Stew.”



    “It’s a good song,” Ryan said affably.



    Take a look at the lyrics: all kind of potential parallels to Ryan’s job
    in there. Start with substituting dollars for sheep and you’re on your
    way. And the music video is below the lyrics.



    Green Day

    “Brain Stew/Jaded”



    I’m having trouble trying to sleep

    I’m counting sheep but running out

    As time ticks by

    And still I try

    No rest for crosstops in my mind

    On my own … here we go

    My eyes feel like they’re gonna bleed

    Dried up and bulging out my skull

    My mouth is dry

    My face is numb

    Fucked up and spun out in my room

    On my own … here we go

    My mind is set on overdrive

    The clock is laughing in my face

    A crooked spine

    My sense dulled

    Passed the point of delerium

    On my own… here we go

    [Full article at Daily Caller]

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on January 25, 2011

Which Green Day song is on Paul Ryan’s iPod?



Republican Paul Ryan had a busy 24 hours Tuesday night and Wednesday
morning. The Daily Caller found out he’s making it through the day with
some American punk rock music in his down moments.



Tuesday night Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and rising star in his party,
chairman of the House Budget Committee, and all around numbers geek
wonder boy, gave the biggest speech of his life so far. He gave the
official Republican Party response to President Obama’s State of the
Union address.



Wednesday morning, he was back at it early — at least by Capitol Hill
standards. He chaired the Budget Committee to order at 9 a.m. for an
orientation meeting and then promptly launched into the first hearing of
this year a good 15 minutes ahead of the published 10 a.m. start time.



I caught Ryan as he walked off the House floor early on Wednesday
afternoon, leaving what looked like a pleasant conversation with Rep.
Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat and burgeoning media darling on the
left (Ryan turns 41 on Saturday; Weiner is 46).



After we talked about the budget hearing, and he talked some more about
what he thinks is the reason that the government’s top actuary for
Medicare thinks his alternative plan to Obama’s health overhaul will
bring down the cost of care more effectively than the president’s, I
asked Ryan about his iPod.



Ryan walks to the Capitol for votes, back and forth from his office in
the Longworth Office Building, with white ear buds either in his ears or
over his shoulders. He’s done this for as long as I’ve covered him.



When I asked him today, Ryan said he had his iPod Nano on shuffle, and the current song was Green Day’s “Brain Stew.”



“It’s a good song,” Ryan said affably.



Take a look at the lyrics: all kind of potential parallels to Ryan’s job
in there. Start with substituting dollars for sheep and you’re on your
way. And the music video is below the lyrics.



Green Day

“Brain Stew/Jaded”



I’m having trouble trying to sleep

I’m counting sheep but running out

As time ticks by

And still I try

No rest for crosstops in my mind

On my own … here we go

My eyes feel like they’re gonna bleed

Dried up and bulging out my skull

My mouth is dry

My face is numb

Fucked up and spun out in my room

On my own … here we go

My mind is set on overdrive

The clock is laughing in my face

A crooked spine

My sense dulled

Passed the point of delerium

On my own… here we go

[Full article at Daily Caller]