The Man Who Let A Boil On His Ass Keep Him Out Of Vietnam Now Puts His Balls On The Line For America... Rush Limbaugh.Madison Avenue couldn't do a better job of selling the war or advertising. It's also an instant cure for diminishing ratings at Fox News. Forget embedding reporters. Embed talk show hosts. Put them in uniforms. Not to play soldier in the Green Zone. But with rifle in hand, going house to house. Getting blown up by roadside bombs. Coming home in a box...that their fans wouldn't be allowed to see.
In Life, A $5 Million A Year Voice. In Death, A Red, White and Blue Marketing Tool... Sean HannityIt's really a win-win scenario. Even if one of them should be wounded, lost limbs, became brain damaged or a vegetable for the rest of their life, they'd not only show they're real patriots, but they (or their caretakers) could become a voice for how well veterans benefit from VA cutbacks.
Bill O'Reilly... Shooting Off His Mouth While They Shoot Off A Good Part Of His TorsoAnd we haven't even got started. Drudge Boortz Beck Medved Ingram Reagan Prager Elder Rantel Savage The list is long and loud. I call on the President to convene another one of those White House Right Wing Talk Show Hosts Only bull sessions and ask the hail and hearty blatherers to step up and replace those they say they support. And it certainly wouldn't hurt to send over those in the administrative and legislative branch who never had the time or inclination to serve but still think more war is just the right ticket for peace. The possibilities are limitless, but if Roger Ailes and Clear Channel need a little merchandising help, I'm sure OpedNews.com readers would gladly run a few more slogan and promotions up the patriotic flagpole. President Bush is about ready to make his speech. If the Lords of Loud have an inkling of integrity, the time is right. Shut up, sacrifice and surge. Steve Young is the author of "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful" and http://www2.dailynews.com/steveyoung">his column appears in the LA Daily News Sunday Opinion page...to the left of O'Reilly's...really.