Rush is an info-tainer (my word, pretty good huh?) I don't hear much Savage and he seems more militant than Rush. I find that most people who criticise Rush don't listen and don't like him so they often get him wrong. Although that is understandable, I don't like to listen to most of the media because they are and have been pro-democrat for at least the last 38 years (that is how long I have noticed and that is supported by polling data especially the Rothman/ Lichter survey). None the less, I do not think Rush is fully representative of the Republican Party nor the Conservative Party. I am a Conservative and Rush and I agree on maybe 50-60%. I agree with Republican maybe slightly less than that. The beauty, to me, in being Conservative is an attitude about individual freedom verses government mandate and control. I believe governing and controlling my self and making wise choices for my self. Rush has the right to his opinion and the right to voice his opinion the same as any democrat politician, educator (they actually don't have as much right to an opinion as you may think, as state employess and union members) or any other media person. People should listen to opposing viewpoints and not automatically reject someone's ideas because they don't agree or don't like them and especailly because they are told they "shouldn't listen to that person". I simply hear to much of that! One has to tune Rush in to get his ideas but just walking through the TV depatment at a store or looking at a newspaper while in line at a store or having a good song end on the radio when the news comes on and you get the democrat news so I find that somewhat unfair as it were, but that's the breaks. Opinion is opinion it is not intelligence, many opinions have been later proved wrong or it could be said they fall out of favor. So, the more open to ideas a party or a government is, the more leaders it will have, the more leaders it has the less power each of those leaders will have. That was what was great about out Country these past 233 years, as of right now I fear we have too few leaders!