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Marcy gives 'El Rushbo' free publicity

Tom Jackson • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Al Franken — soon to be a U.S. senator from Minnesota, if current litigation comes out  his way — once wrote a book called "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot."

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, isn't a big fan of the popular radio talk show commentator, either.

After Limbaugh said he hopes President Obama is a failure, Kaptur issued a press release.

"What patriotic American would want any American President to fail?" Kaptur said. "If a President fails, that means America fails."

She added that Limbaugh's comments are insulting to everyone who has held the office.

Of course, the criticism from Kaptur and other Democrats is a publicity windfall for Limbaugh.

When I checked his Web site Wednesday, I spotted a headline that captures his understated style:

"Democrats Launch New Stalinist Stunt Aimed at Silencing El Rushbo"

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