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Romney's taste in music

THE PITTER-PATTER OF LITTLE DRUMS: Last month, during an interview for Parade, Mitt and Ann Romney volunteered the names of some of their favorite musical artists. The revelations began when interviewer Lynn Sherr asked Mitt what the feel of his White House would be. “I'd like it to be open and have people feel welcome there. I don't just mean touring it, but also come to the East Room and see a performance of some kind,” he began. Here’s the rest of the exchange:

MR:
Well, I would certainly want to hear from the Beach Boys, even though I know it's not the same group it used to be. Also Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith, and today's rock stars—The Killers are one group I enjoy.
AR: I love jazz, I love pop, I love rock, I love classical.
MR: I'd let Alabama come back and sing again, and Aerosmith. Different eras.
AR: We have a friend in the Eagles.
MR: These are not all Republicans, by the way. Some may turn us down, but—
AR: No, they would die to be mentioned.

Hmm…wonder which Eagle he’s referring to. Mitt then segued from music—acknowledging the Obamas for welcoming various artists to the White House—to endorsing the presence of kids in the First Residence and expressing the hope that their grandchildren would visit on occasion. “They'd want to move in, Mitt!” said Ann. “I think having little feet in the hallway is wonderful,” offered Mitt. (8/27a)

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