While troops die in Afghanistan defending the true front in the overseas contingency operation...and as we teeter on the brink of socialized medicine and federal taxes on air the country is embroiled in a silly argument over whether Rush Limbaugh should have the right to own a pro football team. Pretty whacked.
My one cent thought is that the racist stuff, besides showing signs of overcoming our national cowardice, is a McGuffin to hide the true argument of whether someone as controversial and provocative as Limbaugh should be part owner of a team. My view is no, he should not--from a business standpoint only. His presence would likely tick off about half the patronage the same as would Michael Moore, Olbermann, or Hannity's.
The media coverage is more interesting. Here's a common Rush image seen lately and taken sometime in early Spring, used by ABC News with the title "Bum Rushed":
And here's a more recent Rush from his website:
...after losing considerable amounts of weight. Compare it to their hero with the halo or that Fred Astaire grin. The little things do count.