Paul McCartney Won't Apologize for Mocking Former President George W. Bush


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Calling it's just a joke, The Beatles star says, 'Has anyone ever watched Saturday Night Live? They joke about Bush all the time'

Sir Paul McCartney is refusing to apologize for a joke he made about former President George W. Bush during an appearance at the White House earlier this month. The Beatles legend poked fun at the ex-leader's intellect as he became the first non-American to collect the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from Bush's successor, President Barack Obama on June 2.

McCartney said, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a President who knows where the library is." The comments infuriated top U.S. politician John Boehner, who demanded McCartney make a public apology for the gag.

But the singer has now spoken out about the incident, insisting his comments shouldn't be taken so seriously - because it was just "a joke". He says, "I said that on purpose. And now all this (criticism), like I'm going to care? It was a joke. Hello, anybody there? It's a joke."

"Has anyone ever watched Saturday Night Live? They joke about Bush all the time. As for a public apology, are they kidding? I was in two minds whether to say it and I actually waited until the President had gone because I didn't want to embarrass him or his family. But hey, come on, it's rock and roll. It wasn't a religious meeting and I'm allowed to make jokes."

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Comments

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    noone
    Mar 14, 2011

    Who hasn't mocked George Bush? He's so mockable. he's probable the dumbest president we ever had. It seems a little unlike sir paul but i guess sooner or later everyone jumped on that bandwagon!

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    noname
    Sep 08, 2010

    First off the man said it himself it was a frickin joke! People dont seem to have a sense of humor these days and second he doesnt have to apologize hes Paul McCartney! he can say anything he wants and everyone will still love him... He is the greatest artist of our time.

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    KTemplar
    Jul 25, 2010

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    xavier baudet
    Jul 22, 2010

    No you're mistaken. I'm not liberal. In fact I'm very conservative, almost reactionary. The Republican party is NOT a conservative party but a populist one. And populism is dangerous. And when it teams up with masshysteria it can be catastrophic, that's what nazism and communism have in common with modern style republicanism. It's a paranoid and ultimately deadly political religion.

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    Vermontdem
    Jul 12, 2010

    Xavier, I read your post and I'm sorry to say that I can grade it no lower than an F. Don't worry though. I'm sure you'll do worse next time. You are indeed an idiot. McCartney is the greatest composer of all time?????? What uninformed horseshit. You must stop using drugs for your own sake!!

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    KTemplar
    Jul 09, 2010

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    xavier baudet
    Jun 30, 2010

    It's the court jester's role to say what a lot of people wish they could say, but can't. And Mcartney's reamrks are relatively subtle, compaired with some of Lennon's remarks about Nixon. McCartney is also completely right about comparing Global Warming deniers with Holocaust deniers. Again, Lennon wouldn't have hesitated to compare Republicanism with Nazism. It is after all a similar disease. On top of that McCartney is also the greatest composer of all time. And George Bush...I don't think he knows the difference between a librarian and a liberian or a libertarian.

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    oliver
    Jun 30, 2010

    FY McCartney, the only reason he got the prize is because Michael Jackson died, now theres a musical genius. Stop flapping your lips snaggle tooth limey, and oh yea! Give back the prize. Lets rip up his visa.

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    FreedomLover
    Jun 29, 2010

    McCartney Sucks! He always did, it's no supprise to find out he's an idiot too!I can't believe these dumb asses are still buying into that Global Warming bullshit and trying to sell it to the weak-minded. Maybe someone should tell "Sir Idiot"We are citizens not subjects!And Obama obviously hasn't been in the library reading our Constitution!!!

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    Letscheck
    Jun 29, 2010

    Good thing he makes good music since he is apparently an idiot. Bush reads books constantly and his wife is a librarian. Pretty good compared to the last wife Mac chose.

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    RT
    Jun 29, 2010

    McCartney is the joke. If this was reversed and an American artist made a "joke" in the UK, I'm sure it wouldn't be taken so lightly.

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