Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Huckabee says "Paul is dead!"

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, in response to criticisms that his latest TV ad uses a subliminal religious message, said Tuesday:

"I will confess this: If you play the spot backwards it says, 'Paul is dead. Paul is dead.'"

The reference is to a rumor of 38 years ago that then-Beatle Paul McCartney had died and been replaced by a look-a-like. Peddlers of the rumor insisted that subliminal clues to Paul's demise were included on certain Beatles recordings, some of them discernible only by playing the records backwards.

The Huckabee ad has attracted darts even from Bill Donahue, a self-appointed guardian of Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular against what he sees as bigotry.

POSTSCRIPT: According to some sources -- this one, for example -- the "Paul is dead" rumor was started in Oct., 1969, by the Northern Star, the campus paper at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, just down the road from world headquarters of The Rockford Rascal.


Will Pfeifer said...

So in addition to the long list of reasons I already don't like Huckabee, now I find that on top of everything else, he's one of those boomers who never shuts up about the Beatles. Great. Just great.

The Rascal said...

Will, you remind me of the Beatles. You're a Nowhere Man. Get it? Pretty funny, right? Hey, I gotta million of 'em.

Will Pfeifer said...

Try the veal!

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