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Soon after Tweety lost his twingling feeling, seems the Obama friendlist tabloid is starting to be not so much into Obama anymore. First came the doubtful headline after the bestest speech ever. Today’s cover takes it a notch up (for those able to look at the bottom half )

and just in case someone missed the point, they get more direct inside

with an article to match, although an important qualifier is included

The giant numbers are due in part to Obama administration’s decision to print all of the red ink, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and national emergencies, which the Bush administration left out.

Fair enough, but how about ending the wars rather than budgeting those expenses?

OK, he didn’t quite put it that way. According to Think Progress

On Feb. 23, Public Policy Polling released findings showing that only 37 percent of women hold a favorable opinion of the hate radio host, compared to 56 percent of men.

As Jill Zimon notes, Limbaugh brought up this poll yesterday on his radio show, noting that it was one of the largest gender gaps Public Policy Polling has seen on any issue it has polled in the past year. His solution? To convene a summit of women to find out why they dislike him:

Wow! You’d think he was running for office or something!

I mean, the notion that Limbaugh is clueless why women hate him is a laugh to be sure. The more serious aspect: he plans to listen to women’s opinions?

They can be liberal, conservative. They could be non-audience members, could be audience members. But I want some of these women to start telling me what it is I must do to close the gender gap β€” or, if not what it is I must do to close the gender gap, what it is I’ve done that has caused the gender gap; assuming the gender gap is true and that the poll is true.

OK, this is Rush LimbaughΒ  RushAsMJF.gif picture by Robbedvoter so I am not exactly impressed, neither convinced that this is anything else but a publicity stunt. Still, the point remains that he found it necessary to even pretend he cares.

Wow! Who knows, maybe now, soon, even politicians running for office might pretend to care what the majority of the voters think


Just figured out a possible reason in Rush’s sudden interest in women’s opinion:

it has to do with the future GOP candidate, as Stray Dog explained: Jindal down, Palin up.

Limbaugh has put all his money on Jindal, but maybe wants to hedge his bets now. Or at least appear to have done so.

Not Your Sweetie

February 2009