Wisconsin Congressman Paul "I Respectfully Disagree with Jesus" Ryan who outlandishly lied about having a world-class marathon time is a lying liar of monumental proportion. Would he dare steal a Kurt Cobain story and lie on national TEE-VEE in the biggest debate of his life? Would he tell this type of shameless lie about his own daughter for political gain?I can't believe anyone still needs to ask... IMHO we need a portable lie detector with flashing lights that Ryan should have to wear on his chest every time he speaks in public. From the transcript:
You know, I think about 10 1/2 years ago, my wife Janna and I went to Mercy Hospital in Janesville where I was born, for our seven week ultrasound for our firstborn child, and we saw that heartbeat. A little baby was in the shape of a bean. And to this day, we have nicknamed our firstborn child Liza, “Bean.” Now I believe that life begins at conception.
Touching story, right? The only problem is, it's borrowed:
Frances Bean Cobain was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and was immediately anointed the world’s newest rock princess. Her parents were two of the biggest rock stars on the planet and her godfather is R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe. Kurt Cobain named his daughter after Frances McKee, the guitarist for The Vaselines, and gave her the middle named Bean because he thought she resembled a kidney bean on the ultrasound. Unfortunately, Frances never really got to know her father; he shot himself to death when she was just 20 months old.Thus begins the speculation. Is this just a coincidence? Hard to believe considering Ryan describes himself as a Nirvana fan. Which leads John Aravosis over at America Blog to deduce:
What’s more likely is that Ryan named his daughter Bean because Cobain named his daughter Bean. But that wouldn’t have made a very good right-wingy story, for Ryan to explain that he named his kid after a grunge rock star who killed himself. Or even to say that the name was inspired by Cobain. So, better to borrow Cobain’s story and not even mention it.Either way Ryan is full of shit.