Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot
On Sale: January 12, 1999
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Humor | Non-Fiction Political
In the grand satirical tradition of Swift, Rabelais, and
Rush Limbaugh Is a Big
Fat Idiot, and Other Observations...
scathing--but uncompromisingly fair--look at America's
largest talk show host and the rest of the Republican
Penned by the Emmy award-winning Saturday
Night Live writer whom John Podhoretz of the New York
Post has called "the man responsible for some of the
most brilliant political satire of our time," Rush
Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot tackles the issues--and the
politicians--in ways few have
Exploding Medicare Costs: "Why not
shoot the elderly into space? Stay with me. Because I'm
not just thinking about the budget here. I'm talking about
science. Just think how many more manned space operations
NASA could undertake if they didn't have to worry about
getting the astronauts back."
Crime: "I have a
radical gun-buyback idea that I guarantee would be a huge
success. Here's how it works: hand in a gun, get a free
vial of crack."
Newt Gingrich: "Many of us,
like Newt, have acknowledged smoking dope and reading
Toffler in the early 70s. But after reading his book, I
think Newt's dirty little secret is that he smoked dope and
watched The Jetsons."
Phil Gramm: "If you
get beyond the fact the Gramm is ugly, mean, hypocritical,
has a boob fetish, and drives his wife like a mule, he does
have a certain folksy charm."
On the subject of Rush
Limbaugh, Franken lets the facts speak for themselves.
Listen to Rush, the "rugged individualist" and enemy of
government handouts, explain how his second wife made him
stop sitting around the house eating just food and go file
for unemployment insurance. And learn all of Rush's several
explanations for how he avoided the draft.
course, when it comes to draft-dodging Republicans, Rush
isn't alone. Reading Al's Vietnam short story, "Operation
Chickenhawk," you'll savor the exploits of Privates
Limbaugh, Gramm, Quayle, Buchanan, Gingrich, and George Will
as Lieutenant Oliver North leads them kicking and screaming
And don't miss Al's informative
discussion with the man who has "the easiest job in
America": Rush Limbaugh's fact-checker. And much, much more.
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