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His Picture Isn't on the Cover, But Ron Paul Makes the New Rolling Stone Twice

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Department of Random Pauliana: The fightin' congressman gets two shout-outs in the latest Rolling Stone (Whitney Houston cover):

*First in a Q and A with famous Paul booster Kelly Clarkson, not free online, but she says

I'm hanging out with my brother and my little niece, playing Barbies, and Ron Paul comes on TV. He doesn't BS around anything. I was like, "This dude is refreshing." All I did was tweet what I thought, and people went crazy! All of a sudden people were like, "You hate gay people"–what? I didn't even endorse him! All I said was that I liked him. I voted for Barack, so it's not even like I'm a hardcore Republican.

Make of that what you will, I suppose. 

*And he becomes a casual metaphorical reference in standard record reviews, this one of Andrew Bird's Break It Yourself:

On "Give It Away," he evokes "worthless currency" over a gently plucked violin, analogizing inflation and failure like the Ron Paul of love. 

Ron Paul: always influencing the culture. Buy my book about him.