The rise of the “Just Do It” conservatives?
A reader writes:
I’m listening to Michael Savage right now and he’s praising Abby Sunderland to the heavens. Not only that, he even has the audacity to praise her parents for letting her go. Plus, they aren’t suing the boat manufacturer, which alone makes them swell people in Savage’s world. Apparently people who think they shouldn’t have let her go are nanny staters. “This young lady is what America used to be about. This is true grit … I think she’s an American hero, this girl should be brought into the White House and given the Presidential Medal of Freedom … She’s a hero, this is beautiful…” According to Savage, the parents being white and still married means they’re real conservatives, and that’s why the left is attacking them. And if she hadn’t gone, she’d be home having sex with a sorority girl.Randy B. writes:
My 18 year old daughter (she will turn 19 while abroad) is about to head to Europe for two weeks. This would not have been possible with her living under my roof, if not for several required events to have occurred. She is going there to spend two weeks with my eldest daughter who is an E4 in the USAF serving near London. She will be traveling from our home with the daughter of long time family friends, and for whom we paid for the travel. They plan to fly from London to Venice, take a train to Rome, return to Venice, fly to Dublin, and then back to London. The previous was stated for scale, and what I perceive to be travel concerns in an unstable Europe.June 15
A reader writes:
I only caught part of Savage’s commentary on Abby Sunderland and must have only heard the faux praise because soon after you posted that I read the other reader’s explanation that he was being sarcastic. In retrospect, some of what he said was too absurd to be sincere, but maybe I didn’t pay close enough attention at the time. Or else my sarcasm detector is broken. :-)
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 12, 2010 06:45 AM | Send