Don't Make It Easy


Posted on : 6/04/2010 04:42:00 PM | By : Dann | In : ,

I struggle.  And some folks just aren't willing to help.

I generally work not to have an "those [fill in the blank] people are all [fill in mindless insult]" attitude.  The person most recently demonstrating an unwillingness to help being Sir Paul McCartney.  He had some mindless twittery to offer relative to former President George Bush and libraries.  Had Sir Paul actually known anything about Mr. Bush, he would have kept his yap shut.

This response seems to have it just about right.

In mocking the [supposed] boorishness of a former U.S. president, Sir Paul, and those who roared at his remark, unfortunately demonstrated their own.
More at the link.  The extra word is mine.

Having a passionate disagreement about policy is one thing.  Being petty and insulting is quite another.  Classless twits have a hard time hiding their classless twittery.

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Comments (2)

Hey, in general i agree and i think that, even at best, the quips about Bush's intellect are getting old. All the punchlines have been done, which means that the meanness goes further up and the funniness goes further down, with each repeat of a repeat.

But honestly, your post had me expecting a worse slam than this. It was a lot like a joke Bush told on himself, if i recall - introducing a Yale author, Bush said they had a lot in common: while they were both at Yale, "he wrote a book. And i read one."

So i find McCartney's dull joke more of a clinker, unworthy of a lot of media space.

Thanks, Ruth.

I guess I'm a bit peeved as I've been doing a fair bit in real life to defend Mr. Obama from the "popular perception" he has on the right.

Self deprecation is a time honored tradition. Take an unflattering opinion about yourself and use it to your advantage. Mr. Obama has done much the same thing at the annual White House Correspondents dinner. I thought he did a pretty good job of deflating some of his critics there.

In any case, thanks for continuing to stop by!!