Thanks Dad! Before Rush and Fox, I had you.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad.  And thanks so much for putting down the morning paper and telling me what was going on in the world.  Thanks for listening to NPR as you drove us to school, turning the radio off in disgust, and telling us exactly what you thought.  Thanks for explaining to me why conservative principles work and liberal ones don’t.  Even though I left home over 20 years ago, I can still vividly remember your passion as you taught me the ways of liberals and how to see through them.  And when I ventured away from the nest I was drawn to a man who thought like you and who, as you know, has been a wonderful husband and father, like you.  And then Rush appeared and Fox News and Drudge and RedState, etc….  But when I think about my core values and my world view, I know that you are the one most responsible for teaching me the truth.  For that, and so much more, thanks Dad – and Happy Father’s Day!