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Paul: Limbaugh apologized for personal gain
CBSNews ^ | March 4, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell

Posted on 03/04/2012 10:57:08 AM PST by South40

(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul said an apology by conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" was not sincere, and was made only because it best served Limbaugh.

On CBS News' "Face the Nation," the Texas congressman told host Bob Schieffer that Limbaugh's apology "was in his best interest."

"He's doing it because some people were taking their advertisements off of his program. It was his bottom line he was concerned about," Paul said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ronpaul; rush; sandytheslut
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To: South40

Let me put it this way. In the past, Rush has said that only the president of ClearChannel is allowed to send him “notes”. I’m guessing he got a note.


51 posted on 03/04/2012 1:20:52 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: ReneeLynn

I’m pretty sure Ron Paul is not very happy about Rush Limbaugh’s imitation of him on air. I think it is pretty funny, and quite close to reality; however, I’m thinking Congressman Paul may have a different opinion.


52 posted on 03/04/2012 1:25:48 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: South40

Fluke you Ron Paul.


53 posted on 03/04/2012 1:44:09 PM PST by Venturer
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To: RobbyS
"But she’s not a slut. She is a 30-year old shill who presented herself as a twenty-three year old slut."

Well, you made me look the word up. "A woman of loose morals" seems to fit her quite well.

54 posted on 03/04/2012 2:56:43 PM PST by davisfh
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To: South40

Just become a democrat you old coot, GO AWAY.


55 posted on 03/04/2012 4:02:06 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: lonestar
I guess that's one way to look at Paul's statement but I'm not ready to sign on to that take on it.

What I do know about Paul is that he's never apologized for anything - not for his racist blogs/newsletter; not for claiming that Jews deserve to be left to their own defenses against the Arab/Muslim countries surrounding them who desire their destruction; not for basically agreeing with Rev. Jeremiah Right that "America's chickens are coming home to roost;" translated we deserved 9/11.

Nope, I still believe that Paul truly believes that Rush Limbaugh would only apologize to keep from losing more advertisers, i.e. $$$$$

56 posted on 03/04/2012 6:04:50 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: South40

Maybe, maybe not. I don’t know and neither does the nutter.


57 posted on 03/04/2012 6:07:43 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: South40

This statement was in Ron Paul’s best interest and is not sincere


58 posted on 03/04/2012 6:10:29 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: zerosix
Nope, I still believe that Paul truly believes that Rush Limbaugh would only apologize to keep from losing more advertisers, i.e. $$$$$

I hope that is the only reason Rush apologized!

I CAN'T WAIT 'TIL TOMORROW!

59 posted on 03/04/2012 6:14:31 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: zerosix
Nope, I still believe that Paul truly believes that Rush Limbaugh would only apologize to keep from losing more advertisers, i.e. $$$$$

What other reason would there possibly be? Do you think Rush feels truly remorseful?

60 posted on 03/04/2012 6:23:28 PM PST by jmc813
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To: Right Wing Assault

Yes! Thank you! Now if we pronounce it, will Ron Paul disappear?


61 posted on 03/04/2012 6:34:31 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: jmc813
Yes, I do.

I think that what began as a "throw away, cheeky line" very apropos for Rush, especially when a "useful idiot" is so very .....well, idiotic!

62 posted on 03/04/2012 7:25:57 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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