There's an article over at MacDailyNews that discusses Rush Limbaugh's use and un-paid advocacy of Macs - http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/rush_limbaugh_calls_for_apple_ical_to_sidekick_solution/
Here's what I think: Apple should find a way to take advantage of this. It's not as if they have really tried to avoid politically-charged figures. Case in point: Al Gore is on the board of directors. He has publicly berated the President, saying "He betrayed this country! He played on our fears!" in a Howard Dean-style screaming rant. He sounded, um, very enthused and charged-up (to put it kindly). He's obviously a political guy - and that's fine.
If Apple and Al Gore were smart, they could make a commercial playing off the whole "let's reach across party lines" news theme. Even better, some kind of large payment to the Beatles to settle that lawsuit and get the rights to "Come Together" (which has been used by others in commercials), and do a big event where Rush Limbaugh and Al Gore meet and discover they BOTH think Macs are great - maybe even have Paul McCartney show up, too.
Imagine all those people using Macs in peace. Ah. This may sound far-fetched (a dream), but Apple's just the company to do it, right?
Very smart idea... can't see Al (or Rush) going for it though... i am guessing they are not that reasonable (reasonable = a weakness in politics, as it means you say you are wrong when you are, which doesn't play well).