P.J. Rourke disparages my favorite Beatle: … as a setup for outing Clinton as a “band geek.”
We met Governor Clinton at hip, cool (well, hip and cool for Little Rock) Doe’s restaurant. He was laid-back. He was out-front. We asked him a question that we felt no other presidential candidate in the history of America had ever properly answered: “Who’s your favorite Beatle?”
There were four aspects�”avatars,” we used to say�to the sixties. Each idea or event of the period seemed to have the nature of one of the Beatles: John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, or Paul McCartney. That is, everything in the sixties was either brilliant but troubled, earnest but flaky, stupid, or Paul McCartney.
“Paul McCartney,” Clinton said.