Thursday, February 22, 1996

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot

by Al Franken

A hilarious little time capsule, especially the first chapter that names the book.  Franken – Stuart Smalley on "SNL" – satirizes the breakdown of civility in modern communication brought about by Rush and his ilk (thus the title), and at the same time points out the hypocrisy of major conservative figures by using real facts and figures.  He's kind of an anti-P.J. O'Rourke: very clever, extremely funny, doesn't take himself too seriously.  The index of the book, which is unrelated to its actual material, is merciless and drives the point home like a straw into Rush's Big Gulp.

four stars

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