Orszag: He’s a Little Bit Country

By Lindsey Ellerson

Mar 4, 2009 2:53pm

As we pointed out earlier this morning, OMB director Peter Orszag quoted Toby Keith in his testimony before the House Budget Committee yesterday, saying "there ain’t no right way to do the wrong thing."

The Princeton numbers-cruncher is a huge country fan and when he goes for runs that’s what’s in his iPod. ABC News’ George Sanchez reports that in today’s testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, Orszag quoted another country singer, Montgomery Gentry: "This ain’t about easy — it’s about tough."

As in:

This ain’t about easy it’s about tough
It’s about leaving the house before the sun comes up
The kickin, the cussin, the fussin, the fightin
Stayin in love when the money gets tight
When you start in this world with a wide-eyed girl
And a twenty dollar pawn shop ring
I know one thing it ain’t about easy — jpt UPDATE: If you’re looking for more substance about Mr. Orszag’s testimony, and the economic debate, please click HERE.

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