ABC’s George Will told me Sunday on “This Week” that GOP leaders have steered clear of harshly denouncing Limbaugh’s comments because “Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh.”
“[House Speaker John] Boehner comes out and says Rush’s language was inappropriate. Using the salad fork for your entrée, that’s inappropriate. Not this stuff,” Will said. “And it was depressing because what it indicates is that the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.”
For what it’s worth, I happen to agree with Will – generally speaking. I don’t know that Sandra Fluke necessarily represents the best situation for making that assertion, but I do wholeheartedly believe many on Capitol Hill are terrified of Rush and what a harsh word from him could do to their support among the conservative base. That said, I’m not one that believes Rush is pulling the strings. I just think many of the aforementioned politicians on Capitol Hill are spineless and couldn’t pick a direction to lead a political movement if the lives of their children depended on it.
Either way, Rush will no doubt have a response. A forced apology for the slut remarks will surely have his blood boiling and I’d expect Will to be among many potential targets for the new week.
They pick it up around the 9:30 mark
Great line in there from Will. Referencing Speaker Boehner’s reaction to Rush’s comments – that the language was “inappropriate” – Will quipped, “Inappropriate? Using the salad fork for your entree… that’s inappropriate. Not this stuff.”