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What's On The Presidential iPod?

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Did you ever see George W. Bush rock out the Rolling Stones cover?! NO!

Bet if he had a killer iPod like President Barack Obama though, they would have considered it!

Stones magazine got a sit down with the Prez and asked what kind of music "speaks to him"? Our leader listed off some goodies, evertything from classical to Bob Dylan! He explained:

My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me. I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff. There's still a lot of Stevie Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot of Rolling Stones, a lot of R&B, a lot of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Those are the old standards.

A lot of classical music. I'm not a big opera buff in terms of going to opera, but there are days where Maria Callas is exactly what I need.

Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president's personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now I've got a little Nas and a little Lil' Wayne and some other stuff, but I would not claim to be an expert. Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things. Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days.

Did you ever meet a world leader who just so "hipping"?! Ha!

We kid. We kid.

Good stuff, Mistah Prez! Solid!

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83 comments to “What's On The Presidential iPod?”

  1. 1

    I'm sorry, but seriously? Who gives a shit about what's on his iPod. What a loser, I'm glad he has the time to appear on all this bullshit television shows and talk about his wack-ass ipod.

  2. 2

    No Bush had more important things to worry about like running a country. If Obama spent half the amount of time he does with BS interviews actually doing his job perhaps our economy might actually rebound.

  3. 3

    hey i got an idea, how about instead of going on The View and getting interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine, this guy actually run our drowning country? he only wanted to become president to mingle with celebrities and he didn't have any talents to do so, so he sleazed his way into the oval office (has he done ANYTHING he promised? even come close? NO!). get real, I wanted a black president just as much as the next guy, but this guy is a RIDICULOUS excuse for a leader.

  4. 4

    I am so sorry I voted for this guy. What a disappointment. And, Perez, I don't see how you continue to support him. People used to say he couldn't do worse than Bush…they were wrong.

  5. 5

    WHO CARES. he should try to fix the country instead of posing for rolling stone. yea bush never did was on rolling stone, but at least he tried! obama is screwed. and good riddance! he is the worst president ever, you hear about failed actresses getting dui's to be famous, he becomes president. all he ever wanted was fame and completely destroy the country, thanks he did it. and perez, i do like you just don't praise this man for being a cool president, he's terrible and trying to relate to the youth and get their vote while they still don't know what is going on. horrific and pathetic. no respect for rolling stone. none

  6. 6

    Actually W. did have an Ipod given to him as a gift from his beautiful daughters. Mostly he listened to country music while he worked out. So no, Rolling Stone would never have interviewed him because they would never have viewed W as "cool." Instead, they worship at the alter of a president who panders to them to try and cull the vote of the under-30 crowd who wouldn't know the 1st ammendment from the 28th.

    Mario, Cubans are Republicans?

  7. 7

    George Bush was doing more important thing like RUNNING THE COUNTRY not doing stupid interviews and covers of magazines! HE should be trying to change are country like he said he would but no he is doing stupid things like this! He should do his real job which is RUNNING OUR COUNTRY!!!

  8. 8

    i agree with the others. ive never been an obama supporter but i have to respect him as our president. but really? quit doing interviews and magaizine covers that dont have to do with helping our country. i really could care less whats on his ipod. do the job you were elected for.

  9. 9

    Obama is so cool!

  10. 10

    Stop kissing his ass….sickening

  11. 11

    Why is it always so fashionable to hate on the current President? I've still got your back O!

  12. 12

    never saw kris allen either!!! HOW DOES THAT TASTE BIATCH!!! teehee :)

  13. Kate says – reply to this


    Rolling STONE. It's a magazine. Rolling STONES are a band. Get it right, Perez.

  14. Waboo says – reply to this


    Ask him if he watches the Disney Channel next. So much good useful information. Do the media want everyone to hate this guy? If so, they're doing a great job.

  15. 15

    This rolling stone interview is just wrong timing. I wish I was his chief of staff, I will hang up the phone if Rolling Stone wanted an interview. The country is angry and now they have to hear he listens to Jay-Z?

  16. 16

    Wow your a typical boat show!! Stop being a celebrity and start being a president….jesus get out of office plllease!

  17. 17

    I 100% agree with the majority of these comments. He needs to spend more time being a President than trying to be a rock star. And if I hear one more time about the economy that he inherited I will scream!!! Let us not forget that we have had a democratic congress since 2008, and Obama was part of that congress. We have them all to thank for the crap shape that our USA is in and he is putting us even deeper in debt! I could give a shit about what is on his ipod!!!

  18. 18

    He listens to Lil' Wayne? That explains a lot.

  19. 19

    I'm sure he's also got L'Internationale and probably a lot of Rage Against the Machine ;)

  20. 20

    i bet he read spencer pratts book on how to be famous…

  21. 21

    so in your eyes obama is a better (cooler) pres b/c he's on the cover of rolling stone talking about what his ipod consists of?

  22. 22

    Really Mario? This is what you want in your Commander in Chief??? There are no words for how badly you annoy me. It's good to see you drank the kool aid today.

  23. 23

    Trying too hard to be cool. Ugh.

  24. Alsi says – reply to this


    i can't help but feel bad for the guy. he can't seem to do anything right. people need to realize that the country isn't going to get fixed in a year or two i doubt three years into his term will this country even start going back to normal. but what people fail to see is that there are a lot of problems in this country that need to be addressed. he passed the healthcare overhual that we were due for(and all presidental canidates had their version of it democrates and republicans) . now it seems he is adressing the next very big issue in this coutry….education. lets face it we need to stop thinking we can survive and manufacturing jobs, the cheap labor oversea took that sector out of our hands. Now we need to focus on specialized job. which means we need to put emphizes on education in this country. is he taking on too much? yes he is, but our past presidentS failed to address these issues. at the very least he is putting these ideas on the minds of people, and in a way forcing the president to follow him to tackle them. and honestly the education needs to be overhauled in this country. we are far too behind other countries.

  25. 25

    Well no you have never seen a president on a Rolling Stones cover because a PRESIDENT is suppose to do his/her job. NOT posing for magazines… We have a country that needs help and he's getting paid to give interviews and pictures for magazines… Hes real fuckin classy alright. This was suppose to help black/white racial problems by making him our president? It's made it worse. Most of blacks and whites support him because he's black… I'm sorry but FUCK them, people that only care about his color can take a fuckin hike off a cliff, it pisses me off to no end. He's our PRESIDENT. It just makes me not want to associate with society (whites and blacks) in case this topic pops up but they ALWAYS mention "he's black" well I'm white and I didnt go ape shit over a president before. No matter if I liked them or not.
    Thanks a lot, good to know my husband fought for NOTHING when he was in the military; also thanks for wasting my tax money for THIS stupid shit Obama!

  26. 26

    Re: Alsi – The problem is that he has appeared on more tv shows and done more interviews about his personal life rather then putting his nose to the grindstone and doing some real work. He's isn't able to handle the pressure of being president. I agree education should be on the forefront of the presidents mind but it isn't. He's telling everyone what they want to hear then running off to sit down with JayZ.

  27. 27

    Re: shortiterp – Or mabe he should take a vaction every other month like bush did. sorry but the economy is the way it is because of him.Re: Ssweet13 – your right bush was running the country under the ground. hello hes why we are where we are right now.

  28. 28

    I voted for Barack Obama and I have to say I am highly disappointed in him. It's as if he's so busy trying to be the coolest president that he forgets what his job actually entails. Seriously you're president of the fucking united states of america and you're doing Rolling Stone and interviews on The View?! I'm simply not voting in the next election or any afterwards, it's pointless.

  29. 29

    I see there are alot of bitter and racist ass Republicans posting in this thread. Typical…

  30. 30

    Hes only been in office for a year and a hafe its going to take him years to fix the bullshit bush has left for the country. besides you all forget this is perez's headline not RS.im sure the rolling stone copy will not focus on he's ipod or what music hes diging at the moment. this is just his way to reach out to young voters because they read rollingstone. My god you people are just so bitter a Dem is in office you just can't see straight get over it. You know we were on the verg of a second depression but obama got us out of it. my god you people are stupid. No wonder he wants kids to go to school longer he doesn't want them to end up like you assholes.

  31. 31

    Ummm he's officially a media whore

  32. 32

    Re: lace02 – ….You don't have to respect any of the 3 branchs of U.S. Government, if you don't like the direction our Government is taking "your" country you have the Right to disagree/dissent, "your" Government works for you! you pay their salary! We the people are AMERICA, not the Government that serves US!

  33. 33

    Ok I don't have time to read rolling stone or watch the stupid view why the hell does the president of the US have time to do all these worthless interviews? like seriously does anyone care? Bush did not do these stupid interviews because at least he was trying to run a country. Maybe he should try fixing our economy that he is messing up more and more day by day. I cannot even believe that you are still supporting him.

  34. 34

    He just needs to stop now. Every interview he does he is always commenting about what is on his ipod. Ik now he is supposed to be the "Cool" President but we don't need the "Cool guy" we need a leader.

  35. 35

    Boy George,Anthony and the Johnsons,Elton John,MIKA!

  36. 36

    I haven't gone to the bookstore to buy a Rolling Stone in years, but this magazine cover has merit. Terrific picture of the President.

    Thomas Chi
    Selling Sex with Sarah Palin

  37. 37

    Re: Wenchtits – LMFAO! It doesn't surprise me that a hunk of shit president listens to Lil' Wayne.

  38. 38

    Obama keeps a list of his campaign promises, and by his count, has kept at least 70% of them.
    If he gets to 100%, there won't be elections in 2012!

  39. 39

    who gives a shit what is on this incompetent man's ipod. Maybe he should start paying attention to running the country instead of running it into the ground while he listens to his "hip ipod" makes me sick. Who gives a SHIT!

  40. 40

    Ok now i know why Americans hate this guy, he shouldn't be acting as a celebrity.

  41. 41

    When you came into office, you felt you would be able to completely jack boot the other side. Your ideology has always failed.
    I bet you're shocked Americans would not sit by quietly and supinely obey all your commands, in your very real effort to destroy all the work of Americas Founding Fathers?
    The Dem voters aren't lethargic. They're just voting 'present'. Apropos, no?

  42. 42

    nice to know the man that destroyed the US economy enjoys some LIl Wayne. How fitting.

  43. 43

    In the short time Obama has been in office he has managed to overhaul the financial industry (actually adding some ethics to it), implemented the Cash for Clunkers program which bailed out the auto industry at the tipping point, and also finally and blessedly overhauled healthcare, guaranteeing insurance to every American. And still people hate on him? There has never been a president who has accomplished to much to benefit so many in such a short period of time. Do you people really not understand how incredible this is? Stop hating and start appreciating. Trust me that if there is a Republican regime next go around you won't have it this good.

  44. 44

    this is sickening. he's the president of a country, not a celebrity. how in the hell did his camp or even national security allow this shit to take place? i dont care if he can still use his blackberry or if he has another vacation in Hawaii. A leader isn't always about doing what's popular to be liked, he does what he has to for a bigger picture. sickening.

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  46. 46

    What a hideous cover. He's always been unattractive but this pic is downright fugly. I guess it matches his shitty POTUS job & poor policies. There were at least 1.5 other candidates who could've gotten the job done RIGHT.

  47. 47

    I for one definitely think it's important to have a "cool" President, in addition to him also being intelligent, qualified, etc.

  48. 48

    W was never on the cover of a rag doing celebrity interviews because he actually IS cool! Too cool that is. And yes, he had an ipod for running and mountain biking like a man. Not cycling around Martha's Vineyard with a girlie basket. How friggin embarrassing is this guy? Get to work loser!

  49. 49

    Im glad that people are realizing that Obama is not doing what the President of the United States should be doing….. he should be behind his freakin desk working-not posing for a magazine cover. Everyone who voted for him is ignorant. That is why he does this stupid shit like pose for Rolling Stone- to appeal to his ignorant voters.

  50. 50

    What the fuck is Barry's deal? The guy gave up on being president. The View and now Rolling Stone? The only thing Barry has accomplished is socializing healthcare w/ his disastrous bill that the Republicans will overturn come November when they win Congress. Besides that, all that Barry has done is smoke cigarettes, give interviews with coy or bellicose answers, take vacations, eat ice cream, eat ice cream while on vacation, play golf, go to fundraisers, drink margaritas, read teleprompters, divide the country politically, divide the country racially, make the rounds on his apology tour and make fun of Special Olympians. That's one-term Barry in a nutshell.

  51. 51

    Mr President needs to listen to Eminem but he only named black rappers because he's black you know….and Eminem is the only good white rapper….oh let me correct that: Eminem is the BEST rapper ever.

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  53. 53

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Don't forget he even invited a bunch of nbaer to play bball at the white house..

  54. 54

    Re: realroadrunner – That's right! And Barry has hosted Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Oprah, Denzel and Paul McCartney at the White House, too. Barry sure is having a grand ol' time. Which begs the question "Why?" when the country is in the shitter. Barry has the balls to literally tell Americans not to go to Vegas then him and his whore of a wife take these awesome vacations to Maine, Martha's Vineyard and Spain. Oh, well, maybe Barry will stop phoning it in now that Ramadan is over.

  55. uyeah says – reply to this


    Anybody that thinks he's "cool" is seriously retarded and part of the dumbed-down populous. Get a clue you morons. He's the most unqualified, inept president of all time. his pathetic attempts to seem cool by his asinine choices of music is a joke.

  56. 56

    He's about as "cool" as Tim Robbins is in politics… he is a presidential poseur.

  57. 57

    The president's personal aide has the same name as the character susan sarandon played in The Client… just sayin

  58. 58

    A message to our youth voters out there in America : "PLEASE VOTE THIS NOVEMBER". The president and our country needs the young voters to turn out and vote this election. We elected this man for change so lets give him the proper time for change to kick in and actually work. Change takes time, nothing happens over night so please get out and vote for the Democrats again.

  59. 59

    I think I'm gonna have to cancel my subcription. Ugh.

  60. 60

    You're kidding right….Rolling Stone, The View. You are not a celebrity you are the POTUS..act like one. Our country is falling apart at the seams and you guys talk about ipod. Hey Mr. President the "small Americans" have been speaking to you…you just choose NOT TO LISTEN!

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  62. 62

    Wow. We really are a nation of judgemental people. We want to put people in what ever spot we think they're supposed to be in and that's where they're supposed to stay. Rappers can't be actors, actors can't be politicians, gays can't get married, blacks can't rub elbows with the elite, Mexicans can't come into the country and President's can't be human beings. Are we not MULTI faceted people. Come on guys have some compassion for your fellow man. You may not be happy with his method of doing things, but is there any one that we can be 100% satisfied with. Please people (of all races) take a moment and think outside yourself. I promise it's worth it.

  63. 63

    If you turned 18 recently, or have not registered to vote yet… hurry up and register (you can do it quickly online, just Google "register to vote Colorado" or whatever your state is). Deadline for Colorado is Oct. 4, and other states… similar. Do it right now, it just takes a minute. And go vote on Nov. 2. Thanks.

  64. 64

    Before anyone can even focus on the content of this entry does anyone else notice that this blog keeps getting worse and worse when it comes to grammar and spelling? I don't know about you guys but once there are more than three spelling mistakes in only a two to three paragraph entry it's kind of difficult to focus on anything else. Time to hire some new editors Perez!

  65. 65

    Re: Ooglah Booglah – Your country is going down the toilet while you're busy being so warm and fuzzy. Wake up to what's happening to it.

  66. 66

    This president spends WAY too much time promoting HIMSELF rather than actually doing anything to fix the country… what a waste!!!

  67. 67

    It's probably full of Islamic prayers & his own speeches.

  68. 68

    Of course he listens to Jay-Z, because he is an Illuminati controlled Satanist just like Jay-Z and Perez Hilton. YUCK!

  69. 69

    I'm so glad to read that a good portion of Perez readers are not sycophantic assholes for our president (yes I meant the lower case p). The man is the worst President ever. I would even venture to guess that he's making up the whole "list" and couldn't name a song title if asked.

  70. 70

    Can we please IMPEACH this piece of shit, mutha fucka already!


  71. 71

    All this clown does is spend our money, take vacations with our money, campaign with our money and in his spare time poses for covers for mags that WE paid to fly his ass to the photo shoots.

    MAKES ME SICK! He is destroying our country.

  72. 72

    Re: kylielover02 – You can keep blaming Bush the rest of your life, but it doesn't change the fact that this lame duck sad excuse for a president YOU elected is a waste of space. I'm sure you'll keep right on spewing your pathetic excuses right up ’till the end of his term … "he's only been in office for three years … he's only been in office 4 years … he only got voted out of office because Bush" … blah blah blah He's a waste, completely ineffectual. And, if you actually knew anything about politics and the economy at all, you'd already know that the problems started with Clinton, not Bush.

  73. 73

    Wow - it is so great that he has an IPOD and is so hip to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, appear on the View, etc. I DON'T GIVE A SHIT. Too bad he sucks majorly as President and is running our country into the ground - in debt, inciting more racism - yes it's true - unemployment, the list goes on and on. I am also so happy he and his family have had so many vacations this year while the country goes down the drain. The vacation with the 40 friends along for the ride is especially impressive. Everyone who voted for this worthless piece of trash should get a kick in the ass.

  74. 74

    Hmm maybe we wouldnt be in such a bad recession if he stopped focusing on stupid shit like this and focused more on OUR COUNTRY!

  75. 75

    OBAMA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  76. 76

    This isn't the first time President Obama has been on the Rolling Stone magazine, this is his third or fourth. But about the ipod thing, it's not like he's going out his way to talk about it, the interviewer has to ask the question first.

  77. 77

    I don't care what Bush or Obama has on their Ipods. I just want them to run the country! We all got it wrong! We wanted a cool, hip President. Well we got one and he doesn't get it! I am so sorry I voted for this guy!

  78. 78

    I'm so happy to see that most people here are grading his job performance poor. I'm looking forward to 2012, when we all come together and give this employee his walking papers.

  79. dorii says – reply to this


    unless you've actually read the whole interview this is just an extract from a whole interview for all you know he does address the issues of today…i'm not the biggest obama fan and i think he's sort of laid back for a president who's country is in trouble…however he is working on improving it….people have to understand the trouble america is in won't be solved in a year or two and just because he goes on shows and does interviews in magazines doesn't mean he is doing anything, so what is he suppose to work 24/7 yearly…

  80. 80

    No Bush had other things to do like invade Iraq and kill thousands of innocent women and children. Or also ruining the economy.

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  82. 82

    "…bush was too busy running the country" -seriously?! selective memory. you mean "bush was too busy running this country into the ground"!!!! he's the reason we're in this predicament.

  83. 83

    Obviously, you don't even live in this county. So shut the fuck up!!! Now let's see how warm and fuzzy that is. How bout mind your business instead of ours Fuckwad. Maaannnn….a person tries to stay positive and there's always some ignorant motherfucker talkin' shit. Go stick your head in an oven.