Irene has sent an article from "CRIKEY" with a liberal Australian view of Rush Limbaugh at the "Conservative" convention. Here's a smile-inducing quote, containing the kind of personalized comment he himself is so famous for:
Limbaugh has, you might say, a good face for radio. Clips from his CPAC speech show a big-bellied sweaty, shouty fellow in a too-tight sports blazer, ranting like a carnival barker about how Republicans should hope the President failed.
In US political culture, that’s a little like publicly wanting Santa to crash his sleigh. But Rush has always danced to a different beat. This is the man who described the 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton as a "dog", who mocked the Parkinson-inflicted Michael J Fox for his tremors, who described the Abu Ghraib atrocities as a "fraternity hazing" and who complained, "We are being told that we have to hope [Obama] succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president".
(The portly gentleman in question was frequently referred to by another blogger as "the odious pigboy" which I mention in passing just because it has a sort of right-wing shine to it. It's not a phrase I would ordinarily use.)