Thursday, January 29, 2009
On Tuesday, January 27, 2009, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), and the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, bitched to Politico that Rush Limbaugh was just throwing “bricks” while “living well” in his radio studio:
“I mean, it’s easy if you’re Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks. You don’t have to try to do what’s best for your people and your party.You know you’re just on these talk shows and you’re living well and plus you stir up a bit of controversy and gin the base and that sort of thing. But when it comes to true leadership, not that these people couldn’t be or wouldn’t be good leaders, they’re not in that position of John Boehner or Mitch McConnell.”
What a difference a day makes.
By Wednesday, January 28, 2009, Rep. Gingrey crawled onto Limbaugh’s radio show to issue an on-air apology to the obese, rightwing, radio bloviator for criticizing Limbaugh. Gingrey termed his comments as the effects of “foot and mouth disease:”
“Rush, thank you so much. I thank you for the opportunity, of course this is not exactly the way to I wanted to come on. Mainly, I want to express to you and all your listeners my very sincere regret for those comments I made yesterday to Politico. I clearly ended up putting my foot in my mouth on some of those comments. I regret those stupid comments.”