On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, President Obama presented Sir Paul McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song awarded by the Library of Congress.

Unfortunately, as he thanked the crowd for his award, Sir McCartney had to make an unnecessary nasty remark about former President Bush. I am not a conservative. I am not a Bush fan. Now I am not a McCartney fan.

McCartney was being a low life. You don’t come to someone else’s country and make ugly comments about the former president. We can do it. He can’t. Wrong venue. If he’s out having some bangers and mash with his buddies, fine. If he’s in a formal setting with the current President of the United States, not so fine. It was supposed to be a happy, formal occassion, not a time to take pot shots.

McCartney should write a formal apology to Mr. and Mrs. Bush. Some things transcend politics.

17 Thoughts to “Paul McCartney Bashes Bush”

  1. An to think, I used to be in love with the man.

    McCartney, that is, not George Bush.

  2. Emma

    I wonder if Sir Paul has his own doctors, or does he use the NHS like the “small people” in England?

    “Life is very short, and there’s no time,
    for fussing and fighting my friend.”

  3. PWC Taxpayer

    Thank you Moon. We are in full agreement.

    Now what do you suppose the background conversation was and with whom that led him to be even thinking about Bush and to then make such an assinine remark.

  4. It doesn’t matter what we think. We weren’t there and we do not know. I find the suggestion that the current president was behind it as offensive as the original remark.

    FYI- The Brit people were VERY critical of George Bush and his relationship with Tony Blair. I expect McCartney’s remark was imported rather than an American product.

  5. Rick Bentley

    I agree with you (MH).

    I’m sure McCartney finds himself to be a very important man whose opinion has import and weight … which is ridiculous.

    But it doesn’t add up to much. He’s more stupid than ill-inentioned. Paul was never a very bright guy. (We all know who the brains was in the Beatles).

  6. hello

    What a douche…

  7. I would say Lennon, Rick…without hesitation.

    I was thinking about the Queen after I put this thread up. Americans are mighty careful about what they say about the Queen. (as they should be.) I can’t imagine an American ‘star’ making a public negative statement about the Queen or the PM) We have some pretty rude ‘stars’ here so maybe I am wrong.

    I think you might have just really said we should consider the source…..

  8. Rick Bentley

    British punk rockers are sometimes rude to the Queen – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njiUFtrFky8

  9. Rick Bentley

    (which is a parody of one of the great rock and roll songs of all time – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8fLOJswWtk )

  10. Maybe that is why McCartney thought it would be acceptable to throw a verbal shoe at Pres. Bush. That shoe throwing incident was probably Bush’s 2nd most popular moment in history. Right afterthe 9/11 speech was the top dog.

  11. marinm

    Mind you, I don’t sing Bush’s praises often (I think he was a better 1st termer than 2nd even if saying so will lose favor with my fellow conservatives on here) but I think Sir Paul stepped over a line.

    With all the assaults on Bush I’m reminded of a quote from The Dark Knight.

    Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.

  12. Look at the Jon Stewart video to see what all his administration blamed on Clinton.

    Regardless, McCartney doesn’t get to criticize him at public functions without paying a price.

  13. Wolverine

    One good note in this thread: Jerry Seinfeld is still with us and still looking quite young, although I do see that the old “double-chin” syndrome may be catching up to him. The first step toward geezerland. Anyway, happy to see my man Seinfeld, all politics aside.

  14. Gobble Gobble….Wolverine, shall we send him a welcome to our world email?

    I just expect McCartney to have more class than that. I don’t know why. I guess I like keeping the bar high.

  15. Paul McCartney? Who’s he? Has he done something creative lately?

  16. Not sure. Don’t think so.

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