Opinion: Holy Limbaugh! Sarah Palin turns Rush to mush over the McCain ticket


This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- We knew that last night’s boffo speech to the Republican National Convention here by newly minted vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was a huge hit inside the house. The Ticket covered that many ways last night.

And there’s a video of her speech highlights below.

But now comes rush word that Rush Limbaugh --that’s right, the Rushman, El Rushbo, the Rusher, who’s been the self-appointed voice of broadcast conservatism to his many millions of faithful listeners -- has also been less than enthusiastic about the GOP presidential candidacy of Sen. John McCain.

But today, Sept. 4, 2008, a day that will go down in the annals of political history as one of the all-time greatest show biz flip-flops, Rush has fallen in love with Gov. Sarah.


As noted by The Page’s Mark Halperin, in his broadcast today Limbaugh said this:

I did not want that to end last night ... I didn’t want the night to end. I didn’t want Rudy to stop. What a night! Folks, we have a future beyond November here. Regardless what happens.... The convention has been unified on the basis of conservatism. Properly executed, beautifully articulated. Believe me, Barack Obama has a lot to fear today and he knows it ... the drive-bys are in panic, the Democrat Party is in panic, the liberal left is in panic ... they do not know who hit them, they do not know how to respond to this. This lady has turned it all around ... from now on, on this program John McCain will be known as John McBrilliant.

No, really! Rush said that.

--Andrew Malcolm