A real Nowhere Man
posted at 7:35 am on June 5, 2010 by Pundette
In case you missed ingrate Paul McCartney’s ignorant Bush-is-so-stupid-tee-hee slam at the White House the other night:
“After the last eight years, it’s great to have a President who knows what a library is.”
This bit of wit, wholly inappropriate to the occasion, offensive to his host country if not to his actual host, and based on the lowest, knee-jerkiest form of liberal prejudice, went over big with the crowd. Call them The Insulati. They don’t know anyone who wouldn’t laugh at that.
It just so happens that Laura Bush is a librarian with an advanced degree. George has an advanced degree, too. And together they have promoted the cause of literacy almost as much as the Beatles promoted hallucinogens via The White Album.
A sampling of reactions:
G.W. was the first and only President to hold an MBA. He also received a BA in History from Yale. Lord knows, we could use some knowledge of business and true history in the White House.
Maggie has lots of links, including one to Connie Hair:
When did decorum go out of style?
Frankly, I don’t care if he apologizes or not. He has revealed to the world what a small, foolish man he is.
I was once a huge fan…but now, to quote Mr. Darcy: My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.
Deb links to Mark Hemingway:
We get it. You think the former President is dumb. But Bush and his wife in particular have done a lot to support literacy and libraries. The joke would be in poor taste on any occasion, but it’s made worse by revealing McCartney’s own ignorance. Just because McCartney would like to forget all about his last wife, doesn’t mean he should ignore the accomplishments of George W. Bush’s.
Anyway, I’d like to give Paul the Maroon of the Week award. He’s earned it.
Cross-posted at P&P.