The Walrus Was George

Although he has publicly admitted he is not a fan of the Beatles, George Bush did once have a soft spot for one of the Beatles' later-period songs...
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"And here's another clue you can gorge - The Walrus Was George..."

Huffington Post's new Beatles-themed Bush satire sent Martin Lewis scurrying into the archives to uncover the historic connections between George W. Bush and the Fab Four...

Kudos to the creators of the spoof Beatles track instantly lampooning George Bush's "I'm The Decider" declaration.

A band has swiftly incorporated Dubya's new mantra into a witty remake of John Lennon's 1967 psychedelic masterpiece "I Am The Walrus". The lyrics are spot-on and admirably skewer Bush's continuing descent into dry-drunk outbursts.

Alas the object of the satire won't appreciate it that much himself because - as he publicly admitted in the late 1990s - he is not a fan of the later-period Beatles.

"I liked their early stuff. They did some good records. But then they got a bit weird. I didn't like all that later stuff when they got strange."

"Strange"?! Oh deary me. So while he liked their early frat-party covers of "Twist And Shout" and "Money" - which of course are kegger classics - he was apparently baffled by their growing sophistication.

But in fairness to him perhaps he felt uncomfortable with all those 'subliminable' messages...

That one at the end of "Strawberry Fields Forever" where John clearly mutters "I buried Dole... I buried Dole..."

The "Day In The Life" reference to someone being 'out of his mind in a car'

And of course the "Abbey Road" album jacket which has a car license plate that reads "28 IF" - a clear reference to the fact that if Bush had been only 28 rather than a grown man of 30 at the time of his 1976 drunk driving conviction - it would have been even MORE of a "youthful mistake" in his "irresponsible youth"...

However George Bush did once have a soft spot for one of the Beatles' later-period songs.

At the Republican Party 2000 convention in Philadelphia - an event at which every second of Bush's coronation (including the musical choices) was scripted to the minutest detail - one of the key songs played frequently by the GOP house orchestra was a rousing version of the Beatles' 1969 song "Come Together".

However there were several rather salient points about the song and its composer that appeared to have eluded George Bush and his Republican choreographers.

• The song was written by John Lennon - an avowed socialist - who was well known for his lifelong detestation of conservatives.

• As was discovered from documents released under the Freedom Of Information Act - disgraced Republican president Richard Nixon spent three years illegally using the FBI and the INS to harass and try to deport Lennon between 1971-1974 because of his opposition to the Vietnam War and Nixon's 1972 re-election bid.

• The song's lyrics are rife with explicit references to sex and drugs.

• Lennon was originally commissioned to write the song by his pal Dr. Timothy Leary as a campaign theme for his intended 1970 gubernatorial bid in California against.... Ronald Reagan!

Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo indeed...

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