Representative Paul D. Ryan strolls the halls of Capitol Hill with the anarchist band Rage Against the Machine pounding through his earbuds.
At 6:30 every morning, he leads an adoring cast of young, conservative members of Congress through exercise sessions in front of a televised trainer barking out orders. For fun, Mr. Ryan noodles catfish, catching them barehanded with a fist down their throats.
Btw, Weisman tweets that Ryan "prides himself on not listening to the actual words of Rage Against the Machine."
If you're not familiar with Rage against the Machine, I'll start by explaining that it has nothing (or very little) to do with a Comcast DVR box.
It's more like a really mad, dread-locked Noam Chomsky, jumping around to awesome bass lines. In other words, it's to the Left of even Left.
More fun factoids. Ryan likes to shoot animals with arrows.
Among Republicans in and outside Mr. Ryan’s immediate circle, the admiration verges on infatuation. They gush about his athleticism: At 42, he is “in kick-butt shape,” said Representative Aaron Schock of Illinois.
They laud his bowhunting: “It’s a little harder, takes more expertise and a lot more concentration,” said Representative Kevin McCarthy of California.