Saturday, June 5, 2010
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When former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney was recently honored by the Library of Congress, he gave a concert in which he alternated between silly love songs and kissing the First Ass, pausing only long enough to smear America's previous president by saying "After the last 8 years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is."
Well hardy-har-har, Paulie.
Insulting an American president while at a state-sponsored event seems as wildly inappropriate and rude as, oh, performing "Baby You Can Drive My Car" at the funeral for Princess Diana.
But while President Bush made a point of promoting libraries and honoring the British, Paul's pal Obama has done just the opposite.
Newly in office, Obama insulted the English by returning the bust of "greatest Briton" and historian Winston Churchill which had been displayed in the Oval Office to inspire courage and tenacity following the 9/11 attacks. (Theoretically, the president harbors dislike for all things British because his grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was allegedly tortured by them during the Mau Mau rebellion. And no, we're not making that up.)
Then the president baffled the Queen of England by giving the aging matriarch an iPod which contained photos of himself, audio recordings of his speeches, and video of his inauguration.
And what did our "library-loving" president give as a gift to England's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown? A collection of great works by American authors? No - he gave him a cheap DVD-collection of movies in a format that wouldn't even play on British DVD players.
If McCartney wants to suck up to a self-absorbed president who detests the British, that's his business. But seriously, Paulie...a man who paid $50 million to have sex with a one-legged woman really shouldn't be insulting anyone else's intelligence.