Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I Love Ben Stein

He was cool to watch on "Win Ben Stein's Money" just cause he is so darn smart, but that's not why I love Ben Stein.
He was the straightest Straight Guy in Ferris Bueller's day off: "Anyone, Anyone? Voodoo economics?" but that's not why I love Ben Stein.
I love Ben Stein because he gets it.:
"The real stars, the ones who keep this country free on Independence Day and every day, are the ones who lead a patrol down an alley in Falluja with some maniac terrorist aiming an AK-47 at their heads. The real stars are the ones who leave their families behind at a dusty Army base and go off and risk––and lose––their lives to do their duty by their country and free men and women everywhere...They're the ones who go off into Godforsaken valleys in Afghanistan hunting for Al Qaeda, never knowing if they'll ever come back, and often not coming back."
Read the whole thing here. It's short, but worth your time.