Monday, May 11, 2009

Bob Beckel gets something right.

Most of the time I can barely stand to listen or look at Bob Beckel, the Fox News Democrat pundit and Obama cheerleader. He reminds me of the creepy Uncle everyone avoids at Thanksgiving. But I just heard him on the Sean Hannity radio show slamming comedian Wanda Sykes for her remarks over Rush Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. You have probably heard about her calling Limbaugh the 20th hijacker, but he missed his flight because of his Oxycontin addiction. The White House has done the usual back tracking on her remarks, although Obama clearly thought it hilarious.

But Beckel was disgusted with it. I was pleasantly surprised. It's always nice when a Democratic pundit shows a glimpse of integrity.

Beckel is a recovering alcoholic . He blasted Wanda and all the liberals who constantly make fun of Rush's addiction to a prescription medicine. He said there are 15 million Americans struggling with addiction every day in this country and this is a slap in the face of all of them. He said Rush should be admired for overcoming his addiction and staying clean. Beckel says every day is difficult for an addicted person recovering and we should be praising them instead of smearing them.

For once, Beckel was right on target.