Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Honoring a National Treasure

Today, the President and the nation recognizes and gives thanks to several great Americans with the top civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

National Review looks at one of the honorees, Carol Burnett (a personal favorite of mine). Much like Dean Martin (another great talent with a hit comedy show back in the day), when I think of her I grin at least and often laugh.

Who else receives this award today?
Designers of the software code used to transmit data over the Internet.
A groundbreaking scholar of Soviet history, politics, and foreign policy.
A veterans' champion.
A hero hotel manager.
A boxer.
A golfer.
A baseball player.
A general.

Also, another personal favorite... a guy who has a voice and a delivery so distinct. You might not know his name, but you probably know his sound. If not for him, for any comedian who has done an impression of him.

Paul Harvey... good day!

(A local radio favorite, Tommy Mischke, has had some fun with Paul Harvey over the past 14 or more years of the Mischke Broadcast... he even played a Paul Harvey comercial that someone doctored to sound like an ad for a bong.)


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