Bob Beckel is one of the hosts on the first rate FoxNews show The Five. Some might call him the token liberal on a show designed to be "The View" for people with brains. In practice, he's really not much more than a water carrier for the Obama administration. He's dead wrong on Economics particularly on the role that labor unions have played in America's economy. And I don't think there is a single topic I would agree with him on.
But I have to admit, I respect Bob Beckel.
He does what no other liberal I can think of will do - he steps into the fire and tries his best to have a rational discussion with conservatives. He doesn't shout them down. He doesn't accuse them of racism, he doesn't dismiss them as idiots or sub-humans. The man goes on fox News and does his best to defend the liberal position. I think he's dead wrong, but I admire any man who can do what he does - even with limited grace.
So here's to you Bob. I've put up the most flattering picture of you I could find as a salute. I disagree with you in every way I can think of, but I find your effort truly admirable.