Happy anniversary, Rush

Three members of the Bush family, and Vice President Cheney, congratulate the right-wing radio host for being on the air 20 years.

Published August 1, 2008 6:01PM (EDT)

At the rate we're going, Rush Limbaugh may end up on Mount Rushmore in a few years. At least, that's if the celebration going on for the right-wing talker's 20th year on the air is any indication.

For most people, a call from the president would be honor enough. But apparently that's just not sufficient for Limbaugh's anniversary; instead, his call from George W. Bush included the president's father, George H.W. Bush, and one of his brothers, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Oh, and Vice President Dick Cheney recorded a congratulatory message too, and so did Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Another person offering congratulations of a sort was Tom Tomorrow, who draws This Modern World, which appears weekly here in Salon. On his blog, he quipped:

Most of us try to make our mark, in some small way. But it's a rare group of human beings who can look themselves in the mirror and know, beyond any doubt, that the world is a far worse place for their having lived in it.

It's quite an achievement!

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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