At this point, I’d be tempted to call the public’s infatuation with Mike Rowe borderline fanatical were it not just so well-deserved. The guy gets it. He’s one of the few celebrities who, during a time when many of his peers are using their fame as a platform to reinforce divisions between left and right, manages to garner respect and adoration from folks across the political spectrum. Whatever his politics may be, he’s an American first. A patriot through and through.