Decided to take yesterday afternoon and the better part of the evening off from politics. Don’t get those who spend their entire day reading about it and obsessing about it.
When I did check the blogs as I ate my late-night snack, I caught a few things of interest, one which led me to contemplate a post which, well, Glenn Reynolds had already written by the time I beganmy morning blog read.
Last night, I read this on Instapundit:
Limbaugh Not So Hot To Get Faithless Advertisers Back: “The rift between Sleep Train Mattress Centers and Rush Limbaugh apparently became permanent today after Limbaugh reportedly turned aside the Sacramento retailer’s attempt at a truce. Limbaugh rebuffed Sleep Train’s request that the controversial radio host resume his duties as a paid spokesman for the company.”
This led me to ponder the notion of the Democrats’ overreach on Rush’s rhetoric. Several of my left-of-center Facebook friends have made comments or shared links telling us that Limbaugh wasn’t sincere in his apology. (The real test of his sincerity is not his words but his deeds. If he doesn’t again use that — or a similar — slur again to describe a woman who publicly expresses opinions different from his own, then we can be relatively certain of his sincerity.)
This morning, Glenn posted this:
OVERREACH: Limbaugh Attack Boomerangs On White House. And on Bill Maher. “This is one issue on which the mainstream media is offering the White House no cover. As National Journal put it: ‘[E]ven the most ardent Obama supporter would have to admit that if Limbaugh crossed the line on acceptable discourse, then Maher obliterated that line, even acknowledging the difference between a political talkmeister and a comedian.’”
Pretty much says it all. Democrats won the first round of this fight, by TKO, according to John Hinderaker, but by not leaving the field once they won the game, they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.