What is it with “entertainers” — actors, musicians, or just those famous for being famous? Why do they persist in opening their mouths to pontificate to the rest of us plebians on matters they know nothing about?
Former Beatle Paul McCartney, the musician, now fancies himself a political expert. Still a British citizen, McCartney is neither a citizen nor resident of the United States, but he knows better than the American people and is telling us what we ought to be doing.
Considering his disastrous mistake in his selection as spouse of the universally loathed Heather Mills, whom he divorced — at a cost of $46.7 million! — after 6 years of marriage, McCartney is no great judge of character. That hasn’t stopped him from pronouncing, as reported by the AP’s Daniel Macht yesterday (June 2, 2010), that he thinks Obama’s “a great guy” who’s “doing great,” and wants critics of Obama to “lay off him.”
Oh, by the way, McCartney is this year’s recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular song and performed at the White House Wednesday evening. Speaking at a press conference in Washington ahead of the event, McCartney, who will be 68 later this month, said he planned to “try to have fun” but is in such awe as “a big fan” of The One, that he predicted a case of the nerves when performing “like, three feet away” from Obama.
Someone bring me a barf bag, please!
Here’s McCartney taking a gratuitous swipe at former President George W. Bush: