I am not an Al Franken fan by any stretch of the imagination. I don't think he is funny. I do think he's a pseudo intellectual playing off his celebrity.
However, the title of his book is right on!
The attack by Limbaugh on Michael J. Fox for his support of Democratic candidates that support stem cell research is as inexcusable as it gets. Especially from a man who has been addicted to both Oxycontin and Viagra and escaped prosecution only because he could afford the best (and perhaps the sleaziest) in legal representation.
To accuse Michael J. Fox of "acting" or being off his meds for Parkinson's because his tremors were extreme is about as low as you can go. Even for Limbaugh.
Fox's career as an actor was cut short by this devastating disease. Whether you agree with his stand on stem cell research or not, there is still a line of common decency. Is this the "compassion" in "compassionate conservative" that Limbaugh and his likes tout ad nauseum? If so I want no part of it.
Fox put his wealth to good use by forming the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research. Has Mr. Limbaugh done anything equivalent with his millions other than find illegal sources for his addictions? If so I haven't heard of it.
This political silly season is one of the most deplorable I've ever witnessed. It makes being proud to be an American very difficult.
The hot button has been hit. I'm back. As Ronald Reagan might have said, "Mr. Limbaugh, crawl back in your hole."