Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, 59, is marrying his 33-year-old girlfriend Kathryn Rogers in Palm Beach this Saturday. He's said some nice things about Gawker in the past, so we wanted to wish him and his betrothed a lifetime of happiness. But Rush is not inviting members of the media to the event for some reason. So we came up with a work-around and rented one of those big airborne billboards to fly down the coast—and over his house—during the wedding.Nothing too amusing in the comments there so far.
Now we need your help in coming up with a pithy slogan to share with Rush, his bride-to-be, and the assembled guests. Submit them in the comments, please!
By chance, Rush's last show before the wedding hiatus had to cover the breakup of the Gore marriage. He was noticeably kind-hearted about it:
Ladies and gentlemen, Algore and Tipper amidst all of this, separated. Forty years of marriage. The interesting thing about this, you can't say, "You know, they just didn't really know each other. They got married too soon. Their lives changed just way too much." Forty years. Forty years and you split up. That is not comforting....He quotes Sally Quinn on CBS saying: "I've been on the phone with friends ever since I heard it yesterday, and everyone feels as though somehow their own marriages have split up. It's -- you know, watching the Gores is sort of looking at the possibilities of what a good marriage could be, and when they -- when it doesn't work for them you sort of think, 'Oh, my God, maybe it's not possible.'" Rush finds that quite bizarre:
How many of you, I must ask, how many of you who have known friends who got divorced felt like your marriage was dissolving at the same time? Any of you? You know what you're thinking about when a couple you know gets divorced? You're thinking, "Okay, which one of them do we like best? Which one are we going to continue to socialize with and which one are we gonna ostracize." That's what you're thinking. You're not thinking, "Oh, my God, oh, my God, my marriage is in trouble, too. Why, Biff and Sally here just split up."He's into believing in marriage there — even as he zeroes in on the hilarious (and painful!) truth.
All right, you want me to explain it to you? The Gore divorce. I'm stunned none of my bright, overrated staff understand what really happened here. You separate after a 40-year marriage? I mean, that's... (sigh) That's just not done.He sighs!
How often do you hear about that? Now, what it seems to me... This a pure, wild guess speculation, but it's also intelligence guided by experience. If you are separating after 40 years, it means that there's been trouble in paradise for many years. However, look at what's happened now. The kids are all gone; they're out of the nest.A caller suggests that Al cheated on Tipper:
She stood out of the way and let Algore make his gazillions. She gets out just before Algore starts the drooling old man part of his life. She's rich and she's got her whole life ahead of her....
RUSH: That's hard to envision....Another caller:
CALLER: The key word, Rush, is money. Whichever way it goes. I think it's to protect his fortune somehow.He ends it there, sounding genuinely circumspect.
RUSH: Or... Well, yeah. That's not exactly my theory. You said you were calling to agree with my theory.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, it's something to do with money. That's all I know.
RUSH: Well, my theory -- I don't need to go through it again but my theory -- basically was if you're going to get divorced after 40 years, it can't all have been hunky-dory but you hang in there for various reasons. The kids...
CALLER: Yeah. I would hate to think it's an affair, I really would.
RUSH: Yeah, that's just... That's the stuff of nightmares. That wouldn't compute. I totally agree.