Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), on Larry King Live, does his obeisance to Rush Limbaugh.
I think Rush is a great leader for conservatives. I think he articulates what a lot of people are concerned about.
King: Do you want him [Obama] to fail?
Jindal: I don’t want those policies to be adopted. I want my country to succeed, but I don’t want policies to be adopted.
Asked about the Michael Steele heresy, he said, “I’m glad he apologized. I think the chairman is a breath of fresh air for the party. As I said before, I think Rush is a leader for many conservatives and says things that people are concerned about.”
As a reader at TPM pointed out, the correct term is “Dear Leader,” but hey, we all know how shaky Mr. Jindal gets on TV.
Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post thinks the liberals are “agitated” at Rush Limbaugh. Wrong. Most of us find it supremely amusing to see all the “leaders” of the Republican party — those tough guys who so easily threw around all the macho they could during the Bush years, the “bring ’em on” butchy-boys who strutted around with their codpieces positively glowing as they called the Democrats and liberals wimps and “French” — suddenly cowering and trembling with fear if they dare whisper a word of dissent against a loudmouth braggart who dresses like he just got off work at the Bada-Bing. (In the inevitable movie about the Obama administration, James Gandolfini would be perfect for the part.) No wonder the White House called him out; they knew that by provoking him, they’d get the desired response, and it worked like a charm.
So rail on, Rush, and all you big tough guy GOP swaggarts fall on your knees: that big fat ass you’re kissing owns you.