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Video: Dueling iPods

updated 5/22/2006 5:47:16 PM ET 2006-05-22T21:47:16

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined the iPod generation.

Motown tunes, classical music and the Rolling Stones are all on her playlist, the 58-year-old senator was quoted as telling the New York Post.

“I’ve got everything — a total smorgasbord,” Clinton said.

She discussed her preferences with the Post earlier this month, before a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington; the newspaper ran its story about her playlist Monday.

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Songs from her youth figure heavily in the selection of about 1,000 songs, said Clinton, who called herself “a child of the ’60s and ’70s.”

The mix includes Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” and “Take it to the Limit” by The Eagles, she said.

Clinton, a possible presidential candidate in 2008 who is running for re-election to the Senate this year, said her favorite time to listen to the music player is when she’s doing paperwork at home.

A gift from Bill Clinton
She received the player as a birthday gift in October from her husband, former President Clinton, she said.

In the Washington speech, Clinton said: “The culture in which we’re raising children really argues against hard work. It’s a culture that has a premium on instant gratification.”

“I grew up in a home with one TV set,” she said. “Now, we’ve got children in ... middle class and upper middle class homes that, you know, they have TVs in their rooms, they have computers with the Internet in their rooms, they have iPods. I mean, they are totally connected.”

Clinton said she later apologized to her daughter, Chelsea, for the comments.

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