Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Julie Limbaugh speaks out

Julie Limbaugh, Rush's cousin has a piece at Salon.

It's a well written piece where she whines about how she is treated as a "Limbaugh" by those oh so tolerant liberals who don't even realize that she actually doesn't' agree with Rush (she wants to make that very very clear). How is she treated? Rudely, of course.

In her piece she accidentally reveals two things. One is that Rush is really the nice generous person those of us who do like him hope that he is.

Second, that she is a typical liberal. She hates Ann Coulter although she has never read any of her books or listened to anything she has to say. She bases it all on the media's perception of Ann. At least Julie admits that and realizes this:

"And suddenly I realize that I have become the person I can't stand."

I am assuming the "person she can't stand" is one who judges people before she knows them. One who is so closed minded that she cannot bring herself to actually listen to her cousin Rush on the radio, and maybe open her mind to the possibility that he might have some great ideas (but of course she listens to Jon Stewart).

Julie is a good writer and she realizes some of her flaws, but not all.

Intolerance and a refusal to listen to the other side has to be the worst flaw of all. Whining about how you have had to put up with the intolerance of the left your whole life is also a serious flaw. Maybe if Julie had listened to Rush, learned from Rush, and realized that most of the time he is spot on in his political assessments, then she could have been proud of her cousin and defended him as any family member should.

What Julie will find now is a new found fame. If she can only come up with a bit more meaness in her description of her cousin. If she can bring to the table stories that degrade or demean her cousin Rush, then all the attention she ever wanted from the left will be granted to her. They will have her as a pundit on MSNBC. Keith Olberman will give her a guest spot on his show. Saturday Night Live will offer her a skit.

All she has to do is sell out her family member, sell her soul so to speak.

Will she?

I guess we will have to see.