Apparently, they've stolen a page from Diamond Joe Quimby and decided to appeal to seniors by praising their heroes. Check out some of the old folks who've been given the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week:
* Carol Burnett. The actress and comedian debuted on Broadway in 1959 and starred for more than a decade on "The Carol Burnett Show."If that list doesn't wrap up the Grandpa Simpson vote, they should prosecute Gavin McLeod or George "Goober" Lindsey.
* Andy Griffith. The actor first achieved national acclaim in the 1950s for his standup comedy routines. He went on to star in television shows such as "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock" and numerous Broadway productions and films.
* Paul Harvey. The radio personality's broadcasts started airing nationally in 1951.
* Jack Nicklaus. The golfer won 18 major tournaments as a professional and more than 70 PGA Tour events.
(Thanks to TBogg for the tip.)