The new loyalist line on Rush Limbaugh was only a matter of time coming, wasn’t it?
Will the Dittoheads forgive him? Probably. Gary Bauer, president of the conservative organization American Values, drew a distinction between a crack addict and Limbaugh�s brand of addiction. “From a moral standpoint, there’s a difference between people who go out and seek a high and get addicted and the millions of Americans dealing with pain who inadvertently get addicted,” Bauer told Newsweek.
BONUS: How Rusty might spin his statement if someone else made it.
John Ritter said on October 13, 2003 at 12:50 pm
From the Newsweek article:
“repeated large doses of hydrocodone, a painkiller sold under the brand name Vicodin, can cause severe hearing impairment.”
Has he been on that African river for a while now?
Dick Walker said on October 13, 2003 at 3:56 pm
The Bill McClellan piece was dead-on perfect. Rush’s secret formula is now broken.
It is interesting to think about Limbaugh now in his, what, fourth day of treatment? Just about the time someone much tougher than he calls him on his arrogance; tells him if he wants to get clean he’ll have to learn some genuine humility…
ashley said on October 14, 2003 at 12:15 am
Good riddance. However, the dittoheads have the combined IQ of a sack of hammers, so they will all happily hoist their vacuous noggins on the bandwagon again, and talk about the liberal media crucifying the true conservative, representative voices of ‘Merica yet again.
Dan McAfee said on October 15, 2003 at 3:57 pm
From all accounts, conservative and liberal alike, Rush IRL is rather humble and shy, not at all like his radio persona. Television personalities he’s worked with, including John Ritter (RIP) and Markie Post, expressed their surprise at how soft spoken and polite he is in person.
Conservatives are less pliant than liberals, not less intelligent. I would have thought a well educated person would know that.
Nance said on October 15, 2003 at 10:32 pm
I would be more inclined to cut Limbaugh slack on his public/private persona divide if he himself were more inclined to do so. When he goes over the top, the standard defense is, “Well, he’s an entertainer.” But being an entertainer never stopped him from going on political talk shows and elsewhere as El Rushbo and not this humble and shy soul he supposedly is; I suppose he’d argue those were entertainment, too.
Now that he’s over a barrel, it’s going to be hard for people to claim, “But he’s really gentle and humble in person.” The public never saw gentle and humble, and so he’s going to have to take it in the shorts for being arrogant and brutal.
michael golden said on October 16, 2003 at 8:51 am
. . . and he’s a junkie and a hypocrite in person.
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