"How come you so wrong, my sweet neo-con?" That line is from a song which was written and sung by Rolling Stone Mick Jagger (search).
A lot of people are talking about how it's Jagger taking a shot at George W. Bush. After all, underneath it all, he's still a Brit. He's in show biz, so that makes him a raving leftie and, of course, he hates George W. Bush.
But I don't think it's about Bush. I think it's about Condoleeza Rice (search).
"How come you so wrong, my sweet neo-con?" Can't you just see Mick's lips wrapping around those lines as he checks out Condi in her "Matrix Reloaded (search)" outfit?
I used to work at Mick's record company. Took him to dinner once. It was 30 years ago. But there's no way he's singing about a guy — George W. Bush — even if it is political commentary. No way.
Well wait. He is getting old. But, still, no way.
My question is this: Since when is the world's biggest troublemaker getting all dewy-eyed and singing peace ballads? Come on.
This is the sympathy for the devil guy. This is the guy who can't get no satisfaction. This is the guy who if he tries sometimes just might get what he needs.
This is the guy who has inspired God knows how many American criminals, those tattooed, toothless types you see lurking around places you want to just keep driving through. They all sit around saying, "Well, hell, if it's ok by Mick, I guess it's ok by me. I'll just go beat somebody's head in with a pool cue."
Come on now. That happened and you know it did.
So "how come you so wrong, my sweet neo-con?" Come on, Mick. How come you so wrong about keeping Saddam on his throne? How come you so wrong back home there in Britain about those hate-spewing imams who won't harm anybody?
So you think this line is going to go down in rock history? "Can't always get what you want, I can't get no" and "how come you so wrong, my sweet neo-con?" I don't know. Let's wait and hear how he sings it.
Who knows? Good singers make bad lines sound good all the time.
That's My Word.
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