By George Marston
This just in: I have even less in common with Rush Limbaugh than I thought.
Yesterday, while fielding a call from a comic book retailer regarding the “Political Power: Rush Limbaugh” comic book from Bluewater Comics, Limbaugh not only pointed out some factual inaccuracies — namely, about the name of his cat — but also admitted that he has never read a comic book.
Here is the transcript, from Limbaugh’s own website:
RUSH: I’ve never read comic books, in fact. I just never have. You know, I was stunned. I mean, I’ve heard of Spider-Man and all that stuff but I’ve never read them. I didn’t know Iron Man was a comic book. They make these movies. (interruption) The staff is worried here that I’m somehow doing harm to myself by admitting truthful aspects. What is so horrible about not having…? (interruption) Well, I’m sorry, Snerdley. Sorry, Snerdley. (interruption) Snerdley’s telling me that Marvel comic books are a way of life for American boys. See, that’s… (interruption) X-Men. I never knew the X-Men was a comic book. When I saw the first X-Men movies, I thought, “Wow, somebody’s got a creative imagination.” I never knew X-Men was a comic book… …Comic books are like Rockwell Americana stuff? Sorry. Sorry. Not me.
He does, however add that, “I am a superhero as an individual,” and that he dug the art of the book. (Although he didn’t actually read it.) So… that’s pretty much that. Just to set the record straight, this being a “no spin zone” and all, Limbaugh has NEVER owned a cat named Banjo (the name is Punkin!), and he never, NEVER read a comic book. So just drop it already.
[Tip of the hat to Rich]