My feelings exactly, Uke.
One complication: Chomsky is pretty much opposed to any of the major centers of power in our society. Governments? Hates 'em. Corporations? Loathes 'em. Organized religion? Despises 'em.
He gets his income from his apolitical linguistics work (well, apolitical unless you’re a postmodernist with too much time on your hands). His writing is probably not a major source of income.
His equivalent on the right, OTOH, would probably be very pro-capitalist, very pro-corporation, very pro-military. And could therefore probably get a big ole job at a big ole think tank. His equivalent on the right would probably be a lot more powerful than Chomsky is.
What about one of the Chicago economists? What about Newt Gingrich? (hmm – Chomsky never wrote any soft-porn historical fiction, so maybe that won’t work). What about the author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia?