Friday, June 4, 2010

GOP, Boehner need help Focusing on Americans instead of McCartney

How out of the public eye must you be to make a big deal out of this:
House Minority Leader John Boehner is demanding an apology from music legend Paul McCartney after the Beatle took a slap at President Bush during a recent White House ceremony.

President Obama on Wednesday awarded McCartney the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song – a lifetime achievement award given by the Library of Congress. Upon receiving the award, McCartney deadpanned, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is."

The comments generated laughter and cheers from the audience in the East Room, but Boehner said the remark showed a "lack of grace and respect."

The most pressing thing for the Minority Leader to talk about is a barely noticeable quip about President Bush that almost no one even heard about until Boehner said something about it?

Boehner didn't want to focus on jobs; didn't want to focus on the Gulf oil spill; didn't want to focus on the deficit; didn't want to focus on stopping terrorism or dealing with immigration; but instead thought this remark from Paul McCartney was the most pressing thing to focus his time on?

Maybe Boehner has a problem in that his focus seems to be more on issues than problem solving in a world where there are a lot of problems to address, regardless of how you see the role of government.

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