running mate Paul Ryan
has been accused of stealing an anecdote from Kurt Cobain
During the Presidential debate on October 11, Ryan revealed the story of how his daughter Liza
was nicknamed 'Bean
"You know, I think about ten and a half years ago, my wife Janna and I went to Mercy hospital in Janesville where I was born for our seven week ultrasound for our first born child. And we saw that heartbeat,
" he said. "Our little baby was in the shape of a bean, and to this day we have nicknamed our first born, Liza, 'Bean'
It wasn't long before Nirvana fans picked him out for using the same reason as Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
names their daughter Frances Bean Cobain
. While Ryan's version of events might be true, his history as a rock fan raised questions from blogs like Gawker
Ryan had previously declared Rage Against The Machine
as his favorite band, but their guitarist Tom Morello
found his claim amusing.
"[Paul Ryan] is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades
," Morello said. "Charles Manson loved The Beatles but didn't understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn't understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against The Machine
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