The things you do endear you to me

John will always be my favorite Beatle, but I’m enjoying Paul a lot more than I did when I was a young man. This sort of thing might even get me to forgive him for wasting his huge talent on crap like “Silly Love Songs.”

McCartney thanked Obama for the honor and, in a short political comment, said that he and “billions” of others supported what the president was doing in the face of many challenges. Later, McCartney ended the night by saying, in reference to the prize from the Library of Congress, it was good that after the last eight years, America had a president who knew what a library was.

Not quite as cool as taking a cross-country trip on Route 66 just like a normal person, but pretty cool nonetheless.

Far better than what Paul said was the rise it got out of John Boehner.1

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.

I imagine Boehner up late at night in his room, deleting all the Wings songs from his iPod and weeping uncontrollably. “How could he be so demeaning? He was the cute one!”

(Note on the title: It is an inviolable journalistic rule that any story about a Beatle, a Rolling Stone, or Bob Dylan must include at least one line of a song, preferably in the title or the lead paragraph. Try to find a counter-example.)

  1. You insult me, sir, if you think it mere coincidence that “rise” and “Boehner” are in the same sentence.