I admit, I love a good political rant. Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of them and I’ve found that those who do it best — Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Miller, and Bill Whittle sit at the top of that short list — combine passion with reason and humor. Most folks who step to the microphone, amateurs and professionals alike, bring truckloads of passion but all too often they forget the reason and the humor.
This edition of Bill Whittle’s Afterburner, his last of the year, is one of the very best rant pieces you will year (via the superlative Nice Deb). It is smart, passionate, and drops a few little bits of humor to keep it from devolving into a full-fledged spittle-flecked tirade (the use of “goat rodeo” to describe the Obama administration was inspired and made me laugh out loud).