May 4, 2008

So I'm switching channels on the dial a few minutes after 10 am and I flipped on to FOX's The Live Desk for a minute so to see what they had on and what do I see? A big promo for Rush Limbaugh as the next guest and he's going to get Hillary for saying he has a crush on her, using Bill to humiliate her. So Rush appears and recounts a story that happened at the Kobe Club in LA: he claims he left his date alone for a minute and Bill hit on her while he was distracted by the mayor of Los Angeles... just your basic Rush idiocy.

What came out of his mouth next stopped me in my tracks. Outside of his idiotic rants that are nothing more substantive than a teenager in heat, he has the audacity to smear a very prominent Latino politician by throwing out the "shoeshine boy" card...

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Amanda at Think Progress caught it as well.

I understand now why Bill Clinton hit on my date about a year ago at the Kobe Club in New York. I was minding my own business and Clinton came in. And the short version is he used the mayor of Los Angeles to distract me, while hitting on my date. […]

He came over three or four times, had Ron Burkle with him and the mayor of Los Angeles, who I thought was either the shoeshine guy or a Secret Service agent.

He compares LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to a shoeshine guy. He can't help himself, he probably doesn't even realize how offensive that is. l'd like to ask Rush if he had a legal prescription with him at the Kobe for Viagra, don't you think? It's a fair point since he's talking about going out with a date and he was arrested because of those little blue pills. <snark>

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