4th SW Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of Feb. 18, 2008
By The Huffington Post
February 6, 2008
Rush Limbaugh's potty mouth runneth over.
Even some fellow conservatives think the cigar-chomping pundit has gone too far in his latest use of the phrase "anal poisoning."
Limbaugh was ranting against Sen. John McCain on his radio show this week when a caller asked whether he thought McCain would pick Sen. Lindsey Graham as his running mate. Limbaugh doubted it, though he admitted: "I may be wrong ... Lindsey Graham is certainly close enough to [McCain] to die of anal poisoning."
Graham's office didn't return a call for comment, but a McCain staffer tells us, "We've been getting a lot of calls from people who think [Limbaugh] has stepped over the line
... it was the third time he'd used the term in 13 months. (On Jan. 5, 2007, he said that former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe "will die of anal poisoning because he is so close to drilling Hillary [Clinton]."
A source close to Limbaugh says the right-wing gadfly was merely using a "time-honored" synonym for "brown-nosing." But if you Google the term, the only people who seem to be using it are proprietors of porn sites. -- Daily News