Great Americans

The call-and-response between Hannity and callers to his radio show goes something like this these days:

Hannity: Wilbur in North Dakota, welcome to the show!

Caller: Thanks for taking my call, Sean — you’re a great American!

Hannity: You’re a great American, my friend.

The first couple of times I heard it, it confused me — were these callers regulars to the show? Had they previously told him enough about themselves that he could pass judgment on their great Americanness? But no — apparently all it takes to be labeled a “great American” by Sean Hannity is to declare Sean Hannity a great American.

Which sets the bar pretty low, doesn’t it?