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Rush Limbaugh!
Very good in-depth article on the man who, as much as Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich, pulled the Republican party out of its post-Nixon doldrums and made it a force to be reckoned with again, to say nothing of bringing AM radio back from the edge of its grave. Surprisingly balanced, considering that it's a NY Times piece. Or maybe not; the Mike Weiss post on Gawker linked to in the NRO piece claims the author used to do PR for Menachem Begin. Like that's a bad thing? Weiss redeems himself with the joke about Rush using his nine-figure advance to buy a pyramid constructed of the gilded skulls of Air America investors, though.
(Kevin Williamson @NRO Media Blog)

My father and I liked Rush for different reasons. He preferred Limbaugh's books, The Way It Ought To Be and See, I Told You So and also was a lifelong subscriber to The Limbaugh Letter- but he couldn't stand to listen to the show. As for me, the books were okay, but the show was definitely where it was at. I suspect the difference in taste was largely due to our respective musical tastes. Wonder what Dad would have made of Jackie Mason's YouTube channel? Assuming we could have gotten him to log in to begin with, of course.