Ryan, Romney talk chainsaws, shopping, in People

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrive at a campaign rally Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Mooresville, N.C. at the NASCAR Technical Institute. AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrive at a campaign rally Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Mooresville, N.C. at the NASCAR Technical Institute.
AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek
(CBS News) In an interview with People Magazine out this Friday, Mitt Romney and his newly-minted running mate Paul Ryan shared some details about their personal lives - from their favorite hobbies and movies to Ryan's most recent spending splurge. (Hint: It's a chainsaw.)

"I got a new bow last year," Ryan said, when asked about his "last splurge." "Oh, I got a new chainsaw. It was nice. It's a Stihl."

"You got a Stihl chainsaw?" Romney asked Ryan, with, as People reported, "boyish envy."

The magazine pointed out that Ryan, an avid hunter, also likes to "noodle," a sport in which one wrestles catfish bare-handed. Romney, however, says he has no plans to join the congressman in the activity any time soon.

"Uh, I'm not going to be doing a lot of noodling. I enjoy fly-fishing, but noodling, I'm afraid, I'll leave to Paul," Romney said.

Romney, meanwhile, rehashed his love for the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" by the Coen brothers, and expressed awe that Ryan could recite lines from it having probably "only seen it once."

"I've seen it multiple times, and it's taken me a long time to get the quotes," Romney said.

Asked if he has any guilty pleasures, Ryan expressed no interest in the show "Desperate Housewives," but said he likes movies and reads biographies for fun.

"I read policy. Fun? Fun is biographies. And I listen to lectures from the Great Courses in the car wherever I go," he told the magazine. "I'm listening to a great one on Voltaire right now. I enjoy studying the Enlightenment, which is 18th century debate."

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