by Taylor Marsh
I wonder how many Nobel Prize nominees come complete with their own mug shot?
Nominate a guy who has a mug shot, was suspected of using his house keeper to keep him in drugs, while duping his radio audience for years. A man who enjoys taking holidays to places that top the list as the underage sex capitals of the world. A man who then gets caught with someone else's libido pills on the way back into the country after his all male holiday. But, of course, Rush gets a pass because, after all, he is Rush Limbaugh.
Sean Hannity's sidekick -- no, not that punk Alan Colmes -- Mark Levin, who Hannity calls "the great one," which is the funniest thing ever uttered, has come up with a real mind blower. Mark Levin wrote this letter to the Nobel Institute nominating Rush -- wait for it -- for a Nobel Prize. I guess since Levin got his show through Hannity, sucking up to Rush comes naturally.
Professor Ole Danbolt Mjos
Chairman, Norwegian Nobel Institute
Henrik Ibsens Gate 51
Dear Dr. Mjos:
Landmark Legal Foundation herewith submits the name of Rush Limbaugh as an unsolicited nomination for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. We are offering this nomination for Mr. Limbaugh's nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all mankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. We fervently believe that these are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world.
Rush Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host in the United States and one of the most popular broadcasters in the world. His daily radio show is heard on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world. For 18 years he has used his show to become the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today. Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law -- and it is
fitting the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.
Thank you for your thoughtful and serious consideration of this nomination. Should you require additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Mark R. Levin
What exactly has Rush Limbaugh ever done to enlighten the world? Last time I looked, being the second coming of P.T. Barnum isn't Nobel Prize material. That you also got busted and almost nailed for doctor shopping to keep your habit up isn't either. Unless, of course, you are a conservative.
The people they look up to include serial adulterers like Newt I don't care if you're recovering from cancer, sign these divorce papers Gingrich, Rudy I married my cousin Giuliani, even John blame General Casey McCain; but also Bill I can't get enough of those gamblin' tables Bennett (until he was found out, that is, then he got a spot on CNN); and let's not forget Ted oh give me one more rock, big guy Haggart. Who was doing whatever he was doing under the noses of lead evangelicals. And how could we forget hookergate! That brings us back to Ted.
But I guess we should come to expect this from conservatives; people who say they "support the troops," but keep them hunkered down in a war just to save face for the president and their party. A party that wants to keep the war going in Iraq, even though the just released NIE offers bleak prospects, while beating the drums for another war in Iran.
In the light of all that evidence, nominating Rush Limbaugh for the Nobel Peace Prize is par for the Republican course. At least they'll have his mug shot handy for the press release.
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