There was big celebration this past weekend in Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Oxycontin and Dominican Republic Viagra Rush Limbaugh, 59, got married for the fourth time to the former Kathryn Rogers, 33. Aside from the poor track record on the matrimonial front (there's your conservative family values for you), the 26-year age difference (Hmmm...why does this song keep coming to mind?) and his proclivity for sex vacations to Third World nations, what's really disgusting was his choice of wedding entertainment: Rushbo hired Elton John to serenade his new bride.
That's right, one of the most vocal opponents to same-sex marriage was successful in buying off one of the most highly visible openly gay MARRIED entertainers in the world. Apparently $1 million dollars is the price tag to sell your pride, soul and dignity to entertain those who think you're a lesser being.
This is who you sold out to, Elton.
And that's not the first time that Elton has shown a love for money to trump principles.
Two politicians who have consistently voted against gay rights, Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Jean Schmidt (R-OH), will be holding fundraisers at the Elton John/Billy Joel Face2Face concert in Washington DC's Nationals Park July 11, reports PartyBlog.
And Prop 8 supporters were only too happy to quote John in his less than supportive words for gay marriage:
Despite campaigning for global gay rights, Elton John is very not supportive of civil marriage equality. Or maybe he just doesn't understand that civil unions do not allow couples in the U.S. over 1,300 rights granted to heterosexual married couples. In November 2008, Sir Elton told USA Today:
We're not married. Let's get that right. We have a civil partnership. What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage. Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word marriage...I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership. The word "marriage," I think, puts a lot of people off. You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.
Seriously, Elton. You're. Not. Helping.
Of course, after getting a glimpse of Rush's taste in interior design, I'm thinking ultimately that Rush and Elton have more in common than one would think at first and bride Kate may be the one humiliated in the end. I mean, how many straight men do you know with a taste for so much gilt?