Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour. Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour. Roll up AND THAT’S AN INVITATION, roll up for the mystery tour. Roll up TO MAKE A RESERVATION, roll up for the mystery tour. The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, Waiting to take you away.
If the press wants to understand Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour, they might just think back 44 years ago to when John, Paul, George and Ringo also rented a bus, painted a logo on the side and took off on a Magical Mystery Tour. Here’s how they described it in their book, Anthology:
Ringo: ”We just rented a coach and off we went.”
Paul: ”We said to everyone: ‘Be on the coach on Monday morning.’ I told them all, ‘We’re going to make it up as we go along, but don’t worry–it’ll be all right.’”
George: “It was very flimsy, and we had no idea what we were doing.”
John: ”It’s about a group of common or garden people on a coach tour around everywhere, really, and things happen to them.”
Ringo: “It was good. We would get off the bus, ‘Let’s stop here’, and go and do this and that.”
George Martin: ”It was a little bit pretentious–but it was also quite good fun. Maybe it was a little boring, … but it was an attempt.”
George: ”The press hated it. With all the success we had, every time something came out . . . , they’d all try to slam it. . . . That what happens, that’s life.”
John: ”Whatever image they have for themselves, they’re disappointed if we don’t fulfil it. And we never do, so there’s always a lot of disappointment.”
Ringo: ”It was a lot of fun. . . and it was to save us . . . going round the TV shows and saying “hello” once again. . . .”
Do you think maybe Sarah’s channeling her inner Beatle, in addition to having a lot of fun at the expense of the press. After all, her current bus tour is both magical (to her fans) and a mystery (to the “lame-stream” media).