Beatle Bashes Bush at White House
GLENN: Yeah. Paul McCartney was there and he may be in diapers soon and Paul McCartney was there at the world's most expensive tent. The only tent I've ever seen with chandeliers. And I've seen him several times this year as we're in economic turmoil. It's good to see them just keep use —
PAT: I love it when they set the Constitution on fire. You know, it's literally burning in the archives.
GLENN: To light the candles.
PAT: To light the candles.
GLENN: To light the candles under the tent with the chandeliers in the White House.
PAT: And as the gulf fills with billions of gallons of oil, they're partying.
PAT: They are not letting that get in the way —
PAT: — of the McCartney bash.
GLENN: But it's good because usually at the Library of Congress, I think they only have these really expensive tents now and these parties because the president is so tired from reading history and books.
PAT: And then when he's done with that, letters at night from children without feet.
GLENN: Yeah. So he's got that. But this is what Paul McCartney pointed out.
McCARTNEY: It's a fantastic honor. The Gershwin families have given me this incredible award and for me to be awarded it by the Library of Congress and in fact, after the last eight years it's great to have a president who knows what a library is. (Cheering).
PAT: I get it. Because Bush didn't know what a library was.
GLENN: Hang on just a second. Was that at the event?
PAT: Yeah, it was either at or backstage afterwards. He was holding the thing and —
GLENN: Okay. But
PAT: (Inaudible) was there and I think that the rest of the audience was still sitting there, it seems to me if I remember the —
GLENN: But this was at the White House dinner?
PAT: Uh huh.
GLENN: Because I just want to — okay. I mean, expect Paul McCartney, please.
PAT: Yeah, it's not even his president. So —
GLENN: Yeah. Please, who cares what Paul McCartney says. But I want you to listen to this.
McCARTNEY: It's a fantastic honor, the Gershwin family to give me this incredible award and for me to be awarded it by the Library of Congress and, in fact, after the last eight years it's great to have a president who knows what a library is.
GLENN: Listen to the crowd.
PAT: Yeah, they're all into it. Man, they are all into it.
GLENN: That's the kind of attitude I like to have in a White House.
PAT: I do, too.
GLENN: You know, it might be all the tent parties that we're having, you know, instead of in the East Room. Is it the East Room? West Room, I don't know, that other room.
PAT: Where everybody usually parties.
GLENN: It's nice that we have the tent now so you can kind of let your hair down, you know. Whoa!
PAT: And bash former presidents. That's a good thing.
GLENN: It's fantastic.
PAT: That's a good thing.
GLENN: That's fantastic. I think that is what Washington intended to happen at state dinners. I do.