Rush Limbaugh's See, I Told You So (Book Review)
by Britt Gillette
Rush Limbaugh's second book, "See, I Told You So" is a great follow up to "The Way Things Ought To Be" and a conservative classic in its own right. And although most the book concerns the initial months of the Clinton Administration and the author's anticipation of administration policies, it's interesting to study his projections of the future and compare them to the actual events in their aftermath.
In trademark Rush fashion, the book begins on a note of optimism with Rush recounting past run-ins with star athlete Danny Ainge as well as his former high school football coach. The stories he tells reveal life lessons that anyone can implement in his own life, and they provide the reader with personal inspiration in addition to entertainment value. According to Rush, the American Dream is still alive. To achieve your dreams you only need passion, hard work, and the pursuit of excellence. Too often these ideals are lost in the everyday bickering of political life, and by injecting them back into the national debate, Rush Limbaugh brings a bit of Jimmy Stewart back into the political landscape.
As he did in his first book, Rush then moves into a full-fledged examination of the American culture war, highlighting the liberal bias of school textbooks, the degradation of traditional values, and the dumbing-down of America. As always the book is filled with tidbits of humor, written in a witty style unique to the author and pleasing to the reader. Other aspects of the book assess the then future Clinton presidency and Rush's opinions on how such an administration would govern. These chapters seem almost prophetic in nature following the aftermath of an administration bereft with corruption and scandal (and a president that was impeached, just as Rush predicted).
Overall, if you enjoy The Rush Limbaugh Show, then you'll love "See, I Told You So". It's classic Limbaugh, featuring a bit of irreverent humor interspersed with insightful political/social commentary and wit.
About Author: Britt Gillette is author of The Dittohead's Guide To Adult Beverages (Regnery 2005), a political humor book for fans of Rush Limbaugh.