Saturday, June 07, 2008

Congratulations, Laura Ingraham

"Stand up and fight!"
~ Laura Ingraham, to the Republican party

On the West coast, Laura Ingraham is on radio weekdays from 6:00-9:00 A.M. I listen to her while I'm eating breakfast, before leaving for work, and she's a better wake-up than a cup of coffee.

Some mornings she aggravates the sleep out of me, other days she makes me laugh out loud. Sarcastic, acerbic, brashly outspoken, often humorous, occasionally rude, one quality never wavers--she speaks her mind and her convictions. There is never any doubt where Laura stands on any issue, and that is a breath of fresh air.

It's no wonder that she has won the "Woman of the Year" award from Talkers magazine, what Greta Van Susteren of Fox News describes as "the preeminent magazine in all of Talk Radio"

Early in her career, Laura Ingraham was a Supreme Court law clerk, working for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. She is a passionate conservative, standing farther to the right than I do. I don't always agree with her positions. But the lady's done her homework. She always defends her social and political philosophy with hard-hitting facts, and that makes for interesting, and informative, radio. When she gets off on a rant, or into an empassioned exchange with a guest or caller, it's better than a cold water splash in the face to get your day in motion.

So congratulations, Laura. You keep telling it like it is, and I'll keep listening.