“You know, I wish Rush Limbaugh and others like that would run for office,” a sarcastic Hagel continued. “They have so much to contribute and so much leadership and they have an answer for everything. And they would be elected overwhelmingly. [The truth is] they try to rip everyone down and make fools of everybody but they don’t have any answers.”
I don’t have the opportunity to listen to even a tiny bit of Limbaugh this session, so unfortunately, I won’t be able to report on his reaction tomorrow.
Local radio host Michael Berryactually was a Houston city councilman for about 6 years, then gave it up for radio. Another local host, Dan Patrick, actually moved in order to run for a Texas state senate seat that he correctly figured he could win. He’s skirted the line on actually campaigning for himself on the air, but no one here in this state will probably go after him about it.
Mark Levin has been on the radio tonight calling a district attorney he disagrees with a thug, clown, dummy, blah blah blah. Now he’s screaming about cutting taxes on corporations and capital gains.
Of course, the most glaring example of having the courage of one’s convictions is Al Franken. I really hope he wins, but even if he doesn’t, at least he put himself out there in front of the voters and made it a race. Can any of the other national radio talkers (or bloggers for that matter) say they have done the same?