Ugh. I am very embarrassed by the highly partisan spectacle of awarding the dumb sexist pig (aka Rush L.) the Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union Speech. Isn't it obvious that it was all done for theatrics?
Of course theatrics, but Rush himself once said that he should be awarded "a medal for smoking". The Republican party couldn't come up with that medal, so they simply offered him the Presidential Medal of Freedom instead.
At least the medal was not for Rush's well known 'Butt Boil'--apparently the reason he received a deferment from Vietnam. Yes. National hero indeed.