Monday, December 26, 2005

In praise of Al Franken

No kidding. Say what you want about his politics; but he at least has the balls to do what so many of his fellow Hollywood Leftists won't - help the USO.
... the United Services Organisation, which has been putting on shows for the troops since the second world war, is struggling to get celebrities to sign up for even a short tour of duty ... many celebrities have been wary of going because they think it might be seen that they are endorsing the war. "And I say it's not. I tell them these men and women are over there because our country sent them, and we have the absolute necessity to try to bring them as much happiness as we can."

Fear is also a factor. "They're scared," country singer Craig Morton, who is in Iraq on the USO's Hope and Freedom Tour 2005, told USA Today. "It's understandable. It's not a safe and fun place and a lot of people don't want to take the chance."
Also on on the honor roll:
-Craig Morton
-Ted Nugent
-Robin Williams
-Henry Rollins
-Jessica Simpson
-Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders
-50 Cent

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