We continue to anticipate the launch of Rush Limbaugh’s Thursday radio show, during which he’ll surely blame the decision to drop Limbaugh from the group that is attempting to buy the St. Louis Rams on Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the media, and possibly anything and everything but the forces of the free market that Limbaugh otherwise embraces.
(In this regard, we’re not saying that Limbaugh doesn’t have legitimate grips with Sharpton, Jackson, and/or the media. But the reality here is that the decision of the NFL not to do business with Limbaugh reflects a prime example of a business determining its own course without government intervention.)
But we also hope that Rush will reconcile Checketts’ characterization of Limbaugh’s intended role in the ownership group with Limbaugh’s statement from last week confirming his involvement in the effort.
Specifically, Limbaugh said that he and Checketts would operate the team.
In a statement confirming that Limbaugh had been dropped like a freshly-polished limbo pole, Checketts painted a far different picture.
“Rush was to be a limited partner — as such, he would have had no say in
the direction of the club or in any decisions regarding personnel or
operations,” Checketts said. “This was a role he
The two versions can’t be much different, and we’re beginning to believe even more strongly that this was indeed a publicity stunt, and that it has achieved exactly what Limbaugh intended.
So he can now hammer away at his real and perceived enemies. And maybe, just maybe, he’ll be able to persuade any of the remaining folks who have no opinion about him that he has been screwed.