From Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com
I am thrilled to announce that Hot Air will participate in Troopathon 2009, in two important ways. First, along with such luminaries as Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammer, Mark Levin, and of course Michelle Malkin, I will appear as a guest on the 8-hour Troopathon broadcast at Ustream on June 25th hosted by Andrew Breitbart and Melanie Morgan. The star-studded show will get care packages to the troops on the front lines through Move America Forward:
On June 25th, Move America Forward will be holding our 2nd annual “Troop-a-thon” titled “Honor their Service.”
This cutting edge live webcast event brings together talk radio hosts, megastars of film and television, musical guests, journalists, military and Gold-star families, pro-troop groups and many more.
The goal of this charity fundraiser is to send the largest ever shipment of care packages to our brave men and women of the armed forces serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay.
Viewers are encouraged to sponsor care packages (donations are tax deductible) for the troops and each one includes a personalized message and items that our troops have requested that make their life a little easier while they are far from home, such as sun-screen, Gatorade, deodorant, coffee, cookies and much more.
Not only will I get to make an appearance, I will also lead a blogger team in generating donations of care packages. Move America Forward has asked four bloggers to captain teams to compete to see who can get the most care packages bought for the men and women overseas. I’ll captain the Hot Air Steamers, but we have some pretty tough competition:
If you’re a blogger who wants to join my team, just send an e-mail to MAF (the e-mail is at the linked page), download a banner or graphic, and link it to the Steamers’ order page on your blog. I’ll post about this every day from now until the competition ends on the 25th, and include links to all my team members. If you don’t have a blog but want to help, please buy a few care packages through the Steamers’ page, and bring some cheer to those who have dedicated themselves to our nation’s service.
We look forward to being of service, and having some fun at the same time — and thank you for your support!