I’ve been disappointed in House Minority Leader John Boehner (R – Last Tanning Booth On Right). I started a feature called “John’s Little Comments” to showcase some of his more moronic statements, like criticizing Barack Obama for trying to bring the Olympics in Chicago (which, last I checked, was located in the United States of America, which Mr. Obama is tasked with managing until at least January, 2013, possibly beyond.)
But when I started the new feature, John decided to keep his comments in the Not-Quite-So-Spectacularly-Stupid category. Some of them were even mildly intelligent, though one can’t help noticing Senator Mitch McConnell’s clear unease standing next to him during trips to the White House for the President’s meetings with the loyal opposition.
Ah, but John’s come back strong, thanks to Sir Paul McCartney. See, Sir Paul didn’t like George Bush. Understandable. A lot of people didn’t. George is cool with that. He’ll probably make a good ex-President for some of his comments since going home to Texas. Hell, George even makes fun of himself, a lesson Nixon should have learned. But then if he had that kind of chutzpah, we might not have had Watergate, and Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter might not have been saddled with the mess they were left. I digress.
While George W. Bush may be letting the slings and arrows bounce off him, even advising his successor on how to keep the job from getting to him, John “SPF 0.04” Boehner is not. So when Sir Paul kids that it’s good that America now has a President “who knows what a library is,” John is righteously indignant.
“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. I hope he’ll apologize to the American people for his conduct which demeaned him, the White House and President Obama.”
Gee, John, does that mean you’ll apologize for a lot of the blatant bullshit that’s come out of your mouth since January? (And before?) Or how about that time you handed out lobbyist checks on the floor of the House during a session?
Like The Good Book says, Mr. Boehner, remove the log from your eye before you reach for the splinter in someone else’s. Mr. McCartney owes you an apology about as much as he owes you a cut from his ex-wife’s settlement.
Which is to say he owes you nothing.
But keep talking, John. It’s quite entertaining.
In a Distorted View sort of way.