It really bugs me when people compare John and Paul as if John were still alive! Let's give the man some credit - he died in 1980 and the world was a much, much different place back then, I think we can all agree. I personally believe his views might have mellowed, if not changed by now, some 22 years later.
When the Beatles existed, Paul was the man-about-London, experimenting and dabbling while John sat in the 'burbs with wife and kid. But people don't like to remember that. It's easier to label Paul the pleaser, as conservative and big-mouth John as the iconoclast when, in fact, they each had a bit of both in their personalities. Paul is still here and deserves all the credit he gets. Who knows - if John had lived, I bet he'd be knighted too!