Wednesday, June 08, 2005


oreilly stud
Image pilfered from Peking Duck

Via Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly:

The Thomas More Law Center’s “The Battle For American Values” cruise with Bill O’Reilly has been canceled.

An automated message at Corporate Travel Service, Inc. didn’t try to hide the fact that there was little interest in spending eight nights on boat with FOX News Channel’s top personality:

"Hello and thank you for your interest in the Thomas More Law Center Cruise withBill O’Reilly. Unfortunately, the cruise did not have the participation that all parties anticipated. Although the guest appearance by Mr. O’Reilly and the other speakers have been canceled, the ship will still sail...”

Corporate Travel Service told Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly, Intl. that the goal was to get 800 people onboard for a Caribbean fantasy week with O’Reilly. Even though the cruise was promoted heavily on The O'Reilly Factor television program, the Radio Factor, and O'Reilly's Web site, they sold only a fraction of the tickets available.

According to the Thomas More Law Center, the response was surprisingly poor. The organization ultimately renegotiated with Holland America Cruise Line in an attempt to pare down the expected guest list but maintain the event as scheduled. Sales continued to trickle in and finally, after two more negotiations with Holland America to reduce the group size, the
event was finally scrapped.

Sadly, “The Battle for American Values" will be hard for Mr. O'Reilly to win if he can't manage to launch a single ship.

Maybe it was Bill's promotional literature:

Well, if I took you down there then I'd want to take a shower with you right away, that would be the first thing I'd do... Yeah, we'd check into the room, and we would order up some room service and uh and you're definitely get two wines into you as quickly as I could get into you I would get 'em into you... Maybe intravenously, get those glasses of wine into you...