Josh Duggar and the conservative infatuation with fame

I’m not suggesting that someone who runs a used car lot in Arkansas can’t eventually become the executive director of a group like FRC Action. But is that where you start? Shouldn’t you maybe, I don’t know, work for a social conservative outfit before being promoted to essentially running one?

Of course, this sort of favoritism and lack of vetting is utterly consistent with a conservative movement that is starstruck. Despite all the talk about hating Hollywood, conservatives generally turn into fawning fanboys the minute a celeb shows us a little love.

It doesn’t even matter how big a name. It can be a race car driver, a washed up, aging actor, or even the oldest son on a reality TV show. Doesn’t matter. We can’t get enough.

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