CNN, being good corporate media shills, gave Rush Limbaugh a ton of airtime today at a rightist fringe convention. Being a captive audience at the gym, I decided to make the best of it.
Limbaugh really is a comic figure. He is so slothful and out of control in his eating that he is one of the most rotund public figures today. He literally has to look up all the time. That way he only has two chins. If he looks forward or down, he has three or four chins.
He also has this odd way of bouncing up and down while he speaks. That, plus his physique, remind me of those old Weeble toys. I kept thinking, "Limbaugh wobbles but he don't fall down."
I caught bits and pieces of his ranting, which is more fun than really listening to it. One comedy gem was when he said, "Don't insult peoples' intelligence." He does that all the time on his show.
He also seemed not to know that when you say something really stupid and awful, you change the subject if possible. Instead, he ranted and raved, bouncing up and down for what seemed to be an eternity rationalizing his comment about hoping Obama would fail.
Limbaugh also manages to create a pose where he looks self righteous and goofy at the same time. Can you imagine a really, really wide version of the Michelin Man trying to act all superior and shit?
His lack of self control seems to extend beyond porking out. I caught a bit where he said he had run over his allotted time by over an hour. He and his flock can't get enough of his voice.
I can. It's much more fun to watch the show without paying much attention to the words.
Rush is big enough to be two people. Maybe he can be his own running mate for a 2012 presidential race.