Never, ever use [insert search engine name here]* before you write:
"And can you picture the gentlemanly and always polite Ronald Reagan, endorsing a radio hate-jock slob[Rush Limbaugh...]?" [Frank Schaeffer, Open Letter to the Republican Traitors, HuffPo for Sunday, 8 March 2009]
Yes, Frank, I can -- because he did:
"Dear Rush, Thanks for all you're doing to promote Republican and conservative principles...Sincerely, Ron"
— A letter from former President Ronald Regan, reprinted in The National Review, Sept. 6, 1993
And I'd like to thank those eeeeevil far-Right hate-mongers at Time and CNN for having preserved the quote for me to use.
Frank, lad, it's all the same with me if you express, emote and whine away on whatever soapbox you can find -- but pleeeeeeze do your homework. You're makin' the human race look bad. I'm not a fan of Rush -- I don't find his schtick all that amusing -- and even I knew you were blowing smoke.
* As a loyal Blogger customer, I, of course, use Google.
6 months ago