Rush Limbaugh Ponders A Mysterious Mystery

3 comments December 20th, 2007at 07:29am Posted by Eli

Who could have planted this terrible, awful story in the National Enquirer? And how did it slip past their rigorous fact-checking process?

This National Enquirer story, John Edwards’ lovechild, I’ve been having trouble with this. I’m not sure I buy this. But I think I understand why the story hit last night. From NBC: “In an Insider Advantage poll in Iowa, John Edwards leads among 977 likely voters, 30, 26, 24 over Clinton and Obama. He’s also the clear second choice winner, 42, 29, 28 over Clinton and Obama. It’s the first poll to show Edwards solely in the lead in Iowa since July.” Bammo! National Enquirer story hits last night: Edwards has love child. Now, less than three weeks until an important election, and we have another liberal dirty trick. We’ve had Obama “selling drugs.” We’ve had Obama going to madrasahs, and Muslim parents, or mother and grandparent. So now we got another liberal dirty trick: Edwards has begat a love child. Now, this obviously didn’t come from the Republicans. The Republicans have their own problems to worry about before messing around with a Democrat campaign. But I’ve been trying to think: who leaked, who planted, who dropped this story right before a neck-and-neck primary?

So let’s go through the list of possibilities. Could it be Obama? Well, we’re told he’s not that kind of guy, that he eschews the politics of old and these dirty tricks and opposition research, and he wants to run a new campaign, a higher level campaign, above all of this. He said he doesn’t run that kind of campaign. Bill Richardson? Would Richardson drop this kind of bomb? Don’t think so because he’s actually running for veep. He’s not running for president. Chris Dodd? Do you think Chris Dodd would do this? Chris Dodd wouldn’t hit double figures in the polls if two of the big three dropped out, and he knows it. Kucinich? This doesn’t strike me as something that Kucinich would do. How about Biden? Would Biden do this? Joe Biden? Maybe Biden’s campaign leaked it. Wouldn’t he like to move up in the cauci? He’s got more experience than the three of them, and this could be his last chance. The thing about Biden, though, he wouldn’t do this until somebody else did it first, because he copies. So I doubt that it’s Biden. If it’s not Obama, and if it isn’t Richardson, and it’s not Dodd, and it’s not Biden, and it’s not Kucinich, who could it be? Who would plant this kind of a story, this ugly story right before the election? It beats me. I cannot think of anyone.

That’s a stumper – I can’t think of anyone with a track record of planting bogus scandals and smears in the media, can you?

Also: The National Enquirer??? Did Rush fret about whether the Bill Bradley campaign planted those stories in The Weekly World News about how Clinton was getting advice from space aliens?

Entry Filed under: Edwards,Elections,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


  • 1. Ruth  |  December 20th, 2007 at 9:50 am

    Since we still hear about Hillary having an affair with the fella who committed suicide but obviously really was murdered in Bill’s administration, I suspect there are talking points being manufactured about every librul the right wing wants to keep from serving the public interest. And I don’t think it’s campaign practice by Hillary and her staff, they don’t need to bother. When Hillary talked about that ‘vasssst rightwing consssspracy’, she wasn’t making it up.

  • 2. Cujo359  |  December 20th, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    [scratches head]. You’re kidding right, Rush?

    The Republicans are just as suspect as anyone else. They’ve done this sort of thing before, perhaps the most spectacular success was tubing Ed Muskie in 1972, and thus bringing about the second term of Richard Nixon. Messing around with the opponent’s primary is, in fact, something they are more likely to do this time, thanks to the weakness of their own position. They own the news in this country now, so it would be a snap compared to 1972.

  • 3. Eli  |  December 20th, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    I love how Rush is so very worried about what Democrat might be spreading smears about Edwards. It’s kind of a bankshot, really.

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