De Pasquale’s Dozen: David Limbaugh

Author and columnist Ann Coulter told me, “No. 1 New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh is the person I’d most like to have with me in a foxhole.”

Is there room for one more?

David’s new book, Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama is an eye-opener for Obama voters. Maybe they were caught up in the moment, not thinking of the repercussions or the awkward morning-after. One can only hope that every Obama voter will do the walk of shame to the nearest bookstore or computer, buy and read Crimes Against Liberty and vow to never drink (the Kool-aid) again.

David is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of four New York Times bestsellers: Absolute Power, Persecution, Bankrupt, and his newest, which is now in its second week at No. 1, Crimes Against Liberty.

He runs the family law firm in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and he and his wife are parents to five children. All this, while putting his analytical lawyer’s mind to great use by writing one important, must-read book after another. Coulter has said, “Every single American should read Limbaugh’s Perscution—it’s like God and Man at Yale or Free to Choose.”

But right now everyone needs to read his latest bestseller on the current crisis. David is brilliant, insightful and hilarious—despite having a famous brother.

Isn’t it wonderful to know there are five more little Limbaughs in the world?

1. If there were a television channel that only showed one movie over and over, what movie should it be?

LIMBAUGH: Honestly, any movie would grow tiresome very quickly. But I think we can all agree that the Wizard of Oz would probably be less tiresome than most. A more recent favorite is Tombstone, which I didn’t watch until a few years ago even though it was out in the early ’90s. I just loved the dialogue in that movie, especially from Val Kilmer’s “Doc Holiday”—a classic smart aleck. Hitchcock movies like Rear Window and Vertigo are also amazing. Generally speaking, I usually prefer mindless entertainment, mostly action movies. Consider me a reverse-elitist.

2. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?

LIMBAUGH: Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry, “I know what you’re thinking: ‘Did he fire six shots, or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

I was tempted to cite certain poignant scenes from Deliverance, Animal House, and Back to School, but thought my Christian readers might not appreciate my flagrant hypocrisy. So as to that side of my sense of humor, I’ll remain in the closet.

3. In A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell is strapped in with his eyes propped open and forced to watch images until he was “cured.” If you could give President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Harry Reid the “Clockwork Orange treatment,” what movie would you make them watch?

LIMBAUGH: Any of the many excellent Rush to Excellence Tour Videos.

4. What pop culture souvenir do you own that people would be surprised to learn that you cherish?

LIMBAUGH: Michael Jordan’s authentic Olympic jersey—or at least one of them, which Rush bid on at a charity function and gave to me as a gift.

5. What’s your current “guilty pleasure” non-news television show?

LIMBAUGH: Was “24,” now “Leverage,” “White Collar,” and “In Plain Sight.”

6. What do you remember most about going to the movies as a kid? How has that experience changed for the better or worse for your kids?

LIMBAUGH: I remember always wanting to leave halfway through—too hyper to sit through 2 hours. Was ADD or ADHD (whatever either of those mean) way before it was cool or diagnosable. Movies are much more expensive for kids today, especially since I’m paying for them.

7. What was the first rock concert you ever attended and where did you sit and who went with you?

LIMBAUGH: Probably Paul Revere and the Raiders—because they happened to come to town. I have no idea where I sat, nor do I remember anything about it. I couldn’t even pass a polygraph affirming that I was there. It did not make a great impression on me.

8. What was your first job?

LIMBAUGH: McDonald’s. I was a whiz at the window. Since then I’ve been Peter Principled.

9. What books were on your summer reading list?

LIMBAUGH: Catching up with a number of Vince Flynn books as well as a number of political books such as Laura Ingraham’s The Obama Diaries and Terry Jeffrey’s Control Freaks.

10. What’s the coolest thing you’ve been able to do because of your role in the political arena?

LIMBAUGH: The best thing is that I’ve met tons of great patriots trying to rescue this nation from the devastating assault of liberalism being led by our illustrious President.

11. What question do you wish reporters would ask you? What’s your answer to that question?

LIMBAUGH: Question: How does it feel to have been No. 1 on the New York Times’ Bestseller List for 12 straight months, yes, a whole year?
Answer: Absolutely glorious!

12. Tell me about the moment you decided to enter the political arena.

LIMBAUGH: I have been active in politics all my life, beginning in grade school, but I began writing columns during the Clinton impeachment era and things have progressed since. So there was no epiphany leading to all of this. Rush and I knew about Karl Marx, the Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital and such concepts as surplus value and dictatorship of the proletariat before we were in junior high. I once accused my 7th-grade math teacher of adopting a Marxist approach to his grading when he proposed to give everyone a C on a test—he was proposing to spread the wealth around a little bit. Not making that up. When Nixon lost to Kennedy in 1960 Rush wrote on the wall in our upstairs bedroom, Kennedy Won, darn; Nixon lost; shucks, or words to that effect. Not only did my dad not get mad; he probably welled up with pride. We’ve been into this stuff a long time.


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