Daily Archives: May 29, 2008

RIP Harvey Korman

Hedley Lamarr has passed. February 15, 1927 to May 30, 2008. He was 81.

The man that had the hardest time keeping a straight face playing opposite Tim Conway on the Carol Burnett Show. In fact, he failed most of the time, breaking down in uncontrollable laughter at Tim’s antics. I enjoyed the Carol Burnett show the best when Harvey and Tim were in the same skits.

Taggart and Hedley Lamarr
Slim Pickens as Taggart and Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles

Hedley Lamarr: Repeat after me: I…

Men: I…

Hedley Lamarr: …your name…

Men: …your name…

Hedley Lamarr: [to himself] Shmucks. [continues aloud]

Hedley Lamarr: … do pledge allegiance…

Men: …do pledge allegiance…

Hedley Lamarr: …to Hedley Lamarr…

Men: …to Hedy Lamarr…

Hedley Lamarr: That’s *Hedley*!

Men: That’s Hedley.

We pray for his family and friends and offer our condolences. He will be missed.


The post just below has a link to the book by Scott McClellan that is coming out shortly. Amazon generally has a “Better Together” section for its items. The “Better Together” for this item is reproduced below. I’d really suggest the second book… Clicking the link will get you to a page where you can purchase Doug Feith’s War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism. Clicking the image below will get you to where you can purchase both books, which will garner you free standard shipping because they total more than $25.

better together

Guaranteed Book Sales

Write a book that bashes President Bush


Write a book that validates everything the left has been saying for years. That’s the way to guarantee both sales and LOTS of media attention. What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception

Just what Richard Clarke (Against All Enemies) did four years ago. What was that Scott McClellan said in response to that book? Ah, yes:

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, why, all of a sudden, if he had all these grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner? This is one-and-a-half years after he left the administration. And now, all of a sudden, he’s raising these grave concerns that he claims he had. And I think you have to look at some of the facts. One, he is bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He has written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote that book. Certainly let’s look at the politics of it. His best buddy is Rand Beers, who is the principal foreign policy advisor to Senator Kerry’s campaign. The Kerry campaign went out and immediately put these comments up on their website that Mr. Clarke made.

Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) jumped on the suggestion in the book that Karl Rove and Dick Cheney were in cahoots to “out” Valerie Plame. The Day in New London, CT reports:

Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida, however, said that McClellan should testify before the House Judiciary Committee to tell what he knows about the White House role in the leak of a CIA operative’s name and how the administration “deliberately orchestrated a massive propaganda campaign to sell the war in Iraq to the American people.”

He must have forgotten that Robert Novak and Richard Armitage took responsibility for the “outing” and that Lewis “Scooter” Libby was actually convicted in association with the case. He wants to bring in Scott McClellan to testify under oath to the committee. A guy who pretty much said: I lied then, but now I’m telling the truth so you should believe me now and forget what I said before….