Glenn Beck, once a shining star in the conservative universe, has seen his influence fade a bit since leaving Fox News to set out on his own. Beck's latest stab at a return to the spotlight includes a little West Wing-style stagecraft, reports Mike Allen:
Over the weekend, GlennBeck.com posted what appears to be a picture of Glenn in the Oval Office, along with the question: "Did Glenn go to The Oval Office over the weekend? Answers coming Monday at 5pm ET only on GBTV!" Playbook can reveal that Beck plans to announce he has built an Oval Office set for GBTV for a series of weekly speeches he will give: "the things we wish the President would say to the American people – or the things he should say." Per his team: “The speeches will be three to four minutes in length, will be delivered from an exact replica of The Oval. and will be primarily Reagan-esque in tone.” First address is Wednesday.