unnecessary potshot at George W. Bush. The performance occasion at the White House was to award McCartney the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Thanking the Library of Congress, McCartney quipped, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is."
McCartney's remark implies some sort of intellectual superiority of Obama over Bush; however, someone who is rigidly married to the perennial failure of socialism is no genius, and certainly not someone intellectually curious, informed or well read. Further, the incompetence, naiveté and ignorance of Barack Obama is now becoming glaringly obvious to even his most ardent supporters. There is a reason why Obama has not released his college transcripts for public review, i.e. his grades are not so hot. Perhaps he should have spent more time in a library and less time smoking pot.
It's funny, guys like Paul McCartney moved the USA to avoid the killing taxes of their socialist home country; then once here, they advocate that the US convert to the same system they tried to escape.
I have been a fan of Paul McCartney since I first saw his mug on a television screen in 1964, when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. I saw him perform live with the Beatles in 1964 and 1965, at the Cow Palace near San Francisco. I have long admired and celebrated his musical genius. However, his dumb statement yesterday is disappointing.