I love listening to these Rush Limbaugh apologists crying about how poor Rush got screwed out of buying the St. Louis Rams ("Wrong About Rush" Oct. 21 letters), ignoring the fact that it was his own investment group that dumped him, not the NFL or any of his detractors. "He's never made a single racist statement," I hear them say. That's interesting -- it makes me wonder how someone who does nothing but speak his mind 15 hours a week every week for 20 years can be so misunderstood.
The problem with what Mr. Limbaugh said about Donovan McNabb wasn't so much that it's covert racism; it was mixing his two favorite political bugaboos, the "liberal media" and affirmative action, into a sports show (say what you want about Keith Olbermann, he has never brought politics into any of his sports broadcasts). That sort of tripe may go over well with Mr. Limbaugh's simple-minded "ditto-heads" but not on a sports show -- we don't want to hear it. Besides, he was totally wrong. Mr. McNabb is a great quarterback deserving of all the praise he receives.
When he first got the job with ESPN, I remember Rush saying it was a lifelong dream come true. Yeah, well, it only took a month for him to lose his dream job because of his fat yap. Don't cry for Rush Limbaugh, the man makes millions of dollars a year doing absolutely nothing when you get right down to it. Maybe he can grab his suitcase full of Viagra and take a vacation to the Dominican Republic again to sooth that massive wounded ego of his.
DAVID R. PIERPOINT