Boehner You’re Killing Me!
Ugh. Nothing bothers me more than good conservatives losing credibility over something stupid. So Paul McCartney is receiving some lame award at the White House, and what does he do? He says nice things about our current President, while taking a shot at our ex-President. Big deal. Does anyone really care what McCartney thinks about anything? Moreover, does it shock anybody that he doesn’t like President Bush? Instead of letting it go though, John Boehner feels the inexplicable need to comment:
“Like millions of other Americans, I have always had a good impression of Paul McCartney and thought of him as a classy guy, but I was surprised and disappointed by the lack of grace and respect he displayed at the White House,” Boehner told HUMAN EVENTS. “I hope he’ll apologize to the American people for his conduct which demeaned him, the White House and President Obama.”
Why? What purpose does this serve? We’re talking about a comment made by a guy who has been irrelevant for, well, as long as I can remember. We’re talking about a statement made during a ceremony attended by the Jonas Brothers. Let it go!
Demanding an apology from a foreign musician irritates me for the same reason criticizing Obama for the Fed’s oil spill response irritates me. It doesn’t make a legitimate point. You can’t argue that Obama’s response to the oil spill was slow after arguing that the Dems unfairly attacked Bush’s response to Katrina. Instead, just concede that the federal government’s response to anything is slow. When there are so many legitimate criticisms to launch at the opposition, why add to the nonsense?