...the resemblance really is uncanny. At left is former GOP presidential candidate (and current McCain-apologist-no-matter-what) Mike Huckabee. At right is Jim Nabors in character as the famously inept GI, Gomer Pyle.
Hell, they even sound alike.
While I've (I hope) got your attention, is anyone else amused (or maybe nauseated) by all the GOP types who are now among those most visibly wringing their hands and calling for the heads of any CEOs or Wall Street types who "took advantage" of their positions? I have to tell you, I basically like Bill O'Reilly—I think that in his own mind, at least, he makes an honest attempt to be fair. I've seen O'Reilly savage politicians and criticize policies that you'd never expect to see savaged or criticized by anyone on FOX News (and no, I don't think he does it just to set up a straw man, as some have argued). But Bill, through the years—like most of his conservative brethren—has also been one of the loudest champions of a hands-off policy towards business: "Just leave corporate America alone and let it do what it does."* And now that it's apparent that what corporate America too often does, when left alone, is violate every rule of decency, fair play and even honest accounting, O'Reilly nightly professes outrage and demands that every single malfeasant CEO be found out and punished.
Drop it, Bill (and the rest of you). OK? You sound ridiculous. As ridiculous as John McCain sounds in that brand-new ad where he looks earnestly into the camera and says to America, "The last eight years haven't worked very well, have they...."
* That is not a direct quote. I'm summarizing O'Reilly's attitude.