The Media


THE PRESIDENT: President George W. Bush calling to congratulate you on 20 years of important and excellent broadcasting.

RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. You've stunned me! (laughing) I'm shocked. But thank you so much.

THE PRESIDENT: That's hard to do.

RUSH: (laughing) I know, it is.

THE PRESIDENT: I'm here with a room full of admirers. There are two others that would like to speak to you and congratulate you, people who consider you friends and really appreciate the contribution you've made.

The "others" were Jeb Bush and George H.W. Bush.

BUSH 41: I've got some advice for you.

RUSH: Tell me.

BUSH 41: Slow down your backswing.


JEB: Hey, Rush, congratulations on your longevity.

RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. This is a thrill.

JEB: One of the highlights, one of the great things about your show is it's broadcast in the Sunshine State for which a whole lot of Floridians are very grateful, including me.

It's a shame they didn't ask Limbaugh about the time he went to the Dominican Republic -- alone -- with an illegal prescription for Viagra.

Or the time when he called Iraq veterans "phony soldiers."

Or the time when he said that the Abu Ghraib torturers were "blowing off steam."

Nice to know that two of our presidents find a man of Limbaugh's ilk to be so awesome.

h/t Digby.