Friday, February 29, 2008
Personal Asides: Limbaugh Starts Eulogizing Buckley but Gets Sidetracked.
I snapped on THE GREAT I AM-- Rush Limbaugh-- yesterday as I got in the car and drove downtown. Aha, said I: hes going to talk about something other than himself today. Usually the Limbaugh shows are all about Him. Now hes going to eulogize Bill Buckley.
Thats how it started out. But after the first sentence, THE GREAT I AM became distracted. Somebody somebody the day before in paying tribute to Buckley said that the one thing Buckley had was civility. He could stake out a position with wit, gentle disclaimers, deftness, nuance. Unfortunately, that somebody said, this generation is composed of people who do not have that skilllike
So the entire show was focused not on Buckley but THE GREAT I AM and why he does indeed have the same skills as Buckley.
Pathetic. It always is and always has been all about HIM. Limbaugh. When he calls himself the Great Maharishi Yogi, El Rushbo you think hes kidding. Hes not. Hes desperately egomaniacal. He simply cannot concentrate on anything else if his name is used in the media. All political commentary and any seriousness of purpose diminishes before the fountainhead of narcissism.
His voice was rattling on, saying he is indeed civil, as civil as Buckley used to be when I snapped off the radio.
Pathetic, isnt it?