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.