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January 25, 2015

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Paul McCartney not respectful to America

Last week Paul McCartney was presented the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, awarded by the Library of Congress. In his acceptance speech, he took the opportunity to slam former President George W. Bush by saying “in fact, after the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows what a library is.”

McCartney’s crude statement was disrespectful to America and here is a message for him:

• It would be great to once again have a president who sees a leaking oil well as the hazard it is to the planet rather than just a photo opportunity. Maybe our current one needs to go to the library.

• As he praises President Barack Obama, he should remember that, at this point in his first term, his approval rating is among the lowest of any president in history.

• One of America’s mistakes was to allow a British oil company that does not know how to control drilling and cap wells to muck around in our Gulf of Mexico.

• If McCartney had not been able to ride the musical revolution wave of Elvis Presley, an American, he probably would not have made it.

• It is astounding that the queen bestowed knighthood on someone as uncouth as McCartney.

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