"If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle"........Rush Limbaugh
Byron York at the Corner capture's a short interview with Rush in reaction to President Obama's saying, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."
In one part of York's interview, Rush makes a "slippery-slope" argument about the stimulus package:
"Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn't they have to buy the new furnishings? What's the difference in that and Merrill loaning that money to a decorator, contractor and goods supplier to remodel Warren Buffet's office? Either way, stimulus in the private sector occurs.'
With this argument, does this not open too many doors qualifying most district's pet projects, (including the bridge to nowhere)? How do we define what constitutes stimulus and what is waste?
I do agree with Rush on his first point. Any personal distraction by the Obama administration takes the eyes of the nation off the big picture-----and who's doing the painting.