Saturday, June 5, 2010

John Boehner Misoverestimates His Own Importance

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Last week Sir Paul McCartney, one of the two surviving Beatles, was honored at the White House where he received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Obama. McCartney, in return, paid respect to his hosts, the Obamas, as well as to the rest of the nation with a tribute concert at that event.

Sir Paul reportedly remarked that it was especially meaningful to him to be honored at the White House when it was occupied by that particular president - Barack Obama. Sometime during the evening he apparently also said that he was grateful that America once again has a president "who knows what a library is," a none-too-subtle jab at George Bush.

McCartney's spot-on appraisal of the intellectual improvement in American leadership, however, did not sit well with the city's resident trolls. House Minority Leader John Boehner, a dipstick political hack from Ohio, was particularly offended by the Beatle's comment. Boehner said that he had always thought of McCartney as a "classy guy," but was "surprised and disappointed by the lack of grace and respect he displayed at the White House." The prematurely orange congressman added, "I hope he'll apologize to the American people for his conduct which demeaned him, the White House, and President Obama."

News flash, John Boy: Paul McCartney did not demean President Obama. True, he may have poked a little fun at our last President, a clown who constantly demeaned his own august office, but he showed nothing but respect for our current leader. Sir Paul, arguably one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century, has a penchant for telling it like it is - whether through song or in commentary. He did not make George Bush into a fool, he simply alluded to the fact that he was one.

Might I suggest, John, that you crawl back in your tanning bed and let this one pass. Paul McCartney is way out of your league, and the day that someone like him feels compelled to respond to a squeaky hinge like you, the music truly will have died!

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