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Rush Limbaugh claims his talent is on loan. With this book, Franken demonstrates that he owns. The frankly Democratic author's shtick reminds us how much of a free ride conservatives have gotten in the mainstream media. For instance, he really drives home the weirdness of the conservatives' preachiness about "family values" in light of Newt Gingrich's and Bob Dole's first marriages, and Rush Limbaugh's first, second and third marriages. And he has great fun with Rush's and Newt's miraculous draft deferments in a chapter where he imagines all of the great conservative "chicken-hawks" out on a Vietnam war patrol under the leadership of Ollie North. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Franken, a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live and in feature films, does to Limbaugh what the conservative talk-show host has been doing to Democratic politicians for years. Using admitted half-truths and out-of-context quotes, he skewers Rush & Friends as no liberal has done in years. Franken does a retrospective of Limbaugh's life from when he "fed off the largesse of the government in the form of unemployment insurance"; how he failed to register to vote until he was 35; how he used two airline coach seats to fit his opulent hind-quarters; and how he got a 4-F deferment because of a pilonidal cyst. There are two hilarious sketches: "My 'Conversation' with Rush Limbaugh" uses out-of-context quotes to corner Rush in much the same way that Limbaugh once had a "conversation" with Hillary Clinton; and "Operation Chickenhawk," with Ollie North leading Vietnam draft-dodgers Limbaugh, Quayle, Buchanan, George Will and Clarence Thomas to their demises in Asian rice paddies. Franken also doesn't have anything nice to say about Newt Gingrich, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Phil Gramm and others of the haranguing right. A mean-spirited, albeit funny, diatribe that will delight liberals. Illustrations not seen by PW.
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Full Disclosure: I'm biased because I too think Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat idiot. That said, I thought the book was for the most part very entertaining. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James D. Pratt
The funniest part about the book is the review by former Ambassador Jeanne Kilpatrick and Franken's response. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephen J. Dibert
Franken, an intelligent and educated, politically engaged man, is very funny when he is at his best, and the target of his humor is a repulsive bigoted loudmouthed hypocrite with a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephen Mann
OK, I confess, I only got a hundred pages into this. It seems to consist primarily of "Rush Limbaugh is fat."
Not an especially interesting comment or argument. Read more
Complete garbage a political book with more opinion than fact and I'm not even a rush limbaugh fan but fact check statements and it's easy to see its just a book to be negativePublished 8 months ago by Jack B.
Nobody should have to pay for this book…it should be GIVEN AWAY…at gunpoint….Published 11 months ago by Gary Johnson
All this is is an attack on a true patriotic radio show host. People give Rush too much of a hard time, as with Sarah Palin. Liberals, can you give it a break? Read morePublished 12 months ago by Luke Jenkins