By Carole on Jun 5, 2010
The Beatles were often called the voice of their generation. Someone needs to inform Sir Paul McCartney that his generation is pathetically outdated. The Obama administration is marking the sad end to the political reign of the irresponsible 1960's radicals and the worship of musicians as social commentators. This was certainly made clear when Mr. McCartney spoke after receiving the Gershwin Prize on Wednesday.
"It's a fantastic honor (for) the Gershwin family to give me this incredible award and for me to be awarded it by the Library of Congress. And in fact, after the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is," McCartney said in his acceptance speech. Odd how the 67 year old signer-songrwriter with a limited educational background of his own (his degree from Yale is honorary), thought himself qualified to insult former President George W. Bush, a graduate of both Yale and Harvard Universities who actually met the academic requirements for his degrees.
It's possible that Mr. McCartney was simply repeating partisan barbs because he never bothered to learn the facts about our forty-third president. But most likely he is just another entertainer trying to latch on to the Obama mystique even though it's all but gone.
Note to Sir Paul: After 18 months of abject failure as president, Mr. Obama's star power is fading fast. And as you proved Wednesday night, so has yours.
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