DJ Rand Paul takes requests – CNN (blog)
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul played along Sunday after “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at the Kentucky Republican as well as a few other potential GOP presidential candidates this weekend.
In a sketch called “GOP at Coachella,” characters who played former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan attempted to reach out to the young audience that typically turns out for the massive music and arts festival in California.
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The fake Bush and Ryan referred to themselves as “the new face of the Republican Party” but their efforts to appeal to the young, hip audience fell flat. A drugged-up “Gov. Bobby Jindal” also showed up.
At one point, the Republicans tossed it over to a character playing “DJ Rand Paul,” who wore headphones while spinning records on stage.
“Here’s something for the NSA to listen in on,” he said, before mixing it up on the turntables.
While the point of the sketch was to paint Republican candidates as out of touch with young people – despite their efforts to broaden the party – the real Rand Paul appeared to have a sense of humor about the whole thing, at least on Twitter.
Taking song requests with the hash tag “DJRandPaul,” the senator’s Twitter account became a steady stream of music videos Sunday featuring an eclectic group of artists, including Chumbawamba, Bruce Springsteen, Coolio, Macklemore, Daft Punk, the Beatles and Fatboy Slim.
The jam session went on for nearly nine hours. Here’s a few highlights: