That was the comment left by Bob Barlow, who reads this blog on Facebook, regarding Friday’s post on Rush Limbaugh getting bounced from a group trying to buy the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. Bob was referring to the number of comments on Facebook and here on the blog to that post. Bob is apparently right.
Love him or hate him, Limbaugh elicits a response that few people or topics do. The comments are passionate from both sides, and more newcomers than usual joined our little discussion group. (Welcome!)
I mentioned that just when Limbaugh was breaking nationally, I had the opportunity to do a long interview with him at his old studio in New York. He said then, as he says now, that he’s an entertainer. And, in fact, he is. The man is very good at what he does. I stood and watched him speak extemporaneously for 17 minutes (I timed him) and make perfect sense. No notes, no “umms” or “ahhs.” My photographer and I were mighty impressed. And he was fun to talk to. A good guy.
So here’s what I’m trying to figure out. Did Rush start taking himself too seriously? (And he says he hasn’t.) Or did his listeners (supporters and detractors) start taking him too seriously?
Professionally and financially, Rush is successful beyond is wildest dreams. Now, I think he just wants something money can’t buy. Love.