When I read this essay two weeks ago that begins with a discussion of Obama's mis-steps I intended to write a post myself about how much I enjoy reading Camille Paglia. But I didn't, because I didn't have much more to say than that. But now I see that hers is the first name mentioned by Rush Limbaugh when he is asked who he admires.
VAN SUSTEREN: Who do you admire and why?
[... a bunch of stuff where he doesn't name any names ]
LIMBAUGH: Well, now, you're getting into politics. If you want to talk about things that -- I admire a lot of people that nobody even knows, and they're, you know, hard-working people who are trying to struggle against all of this, just trying to be the best they can be, fighting against the odds, working harder than they ever have to overcome the obstacles in their way. And those are people that, you know, you really to take inspiration from. And I admire people who are not afraid to speak out -- you know (INAUDIBLE) and people in the arts.
I mean, I'm sure there are some -- I admire Camille Paglia. I admire her brilliance. I admire Krauthammer and Victor Davis Hanson and Justice Scalia. I mean, if I wished -- if I didn't have my own brain, I wish I had theirs. Satisfied with mine. But there's a tremendous -- Clarence Thomas.
I don't think Paglia would be the first name on my list, but still.