October 5, 2007

Rush Limbaugh's Ride and Paycheck

arush.jpgTalk isn't cheap when Limbaugh's doing the talking, according to an interview he gave the Palm Beach Post yesterday and published today. Limbaugh is coming off an 18 month probation:

Filling out the forms, Limbaugh said, was at times "surreal." The paperwork asks for the make and license plate of a probationer's set of wheels. In Limbaugh's case, it's a 2007 Maybach 57, with an MSRP of $335,500. Under "Your Total Money Earned Monthly," Limbaugh wrote $2.1 million on a bad month and $3 million on a better one. Limbaugh leaves probation better, richer

That's $24 to $36 million a year. Enough for at least 71 Maybachs. Not bad for a man that currently has the entire lunatic base of the Democrat party pursuing him.

Given all the blather going on around what this man didn't say and didn't mean, it would seem to me that the publicity surrounding this man behind the golden microphone boosted his ratings to such an extent that he'll be pulling in $5 million a month. Not a bad raise. At this rate he could self-fund a run for the Presidency. Not that he'd get there, but keeping count of the Democrat brain embolisms on the Rush campaign trail would be amusing.

Think: "Thompson/Limbaugh 08" or "Rush/Fred 08".... with cabinet positions for bloggers.

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Posted by Vanderleun at October 5, 2007 9:22 AM | TrackBack

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The problem with a Fred/Rush ticket is that it wouldn't add any votes compared to a Fred/insert_your_name_here.

Posted by: at October 5, 2007 10:57 AM

I signed an online petition in favor of Rush Limbaugh even though I never listen to radio and am more libertarian than conservative.

The attacks on Limbaugh from the Democrat Congress put him in the same fine company as Oliver North, Clarence Thomas, General David Petraeus et al.

Harkin opens his mouth and I learn that he lied about fighting in Vietnam. What's so different since the advent of talk radio,
Fox News, Ann Coulter and the blogosphere is that every time the Democrats speak out it gives Conservatives an excuse to air
Democrat lies and slanders and libels

Posted by: Sandra Mendoza at October 5, 2007 11:05 AM

What's really funny is that the Mainstream Media could easily have killed Rush Limbaugh in the 90s. Just by doing their g*dd*mn jobs they could have deprived him of oxygen.

Instead they let Rush run wild with the Whitehouse travel bureau, Whitewater, cattle futures, FBI files, and seemingly endless bimbo eruptions. That I remember that much after all these years just goes to show that the Clintons were a constant golden shower of ratings.

Rush recognized this. After the 1996 presidential election he crowed that with the Clintons in power he couldn't lose for the next four years. But he'd still tried as hard as he could to keep Bill from being re-elected, despite the damage it could have done to his own career.

Posted by: Looking Glass at October 5, 2007 12:14 PM

That's all ?!?!?!?!?!!???!!!!!
Mr. Limbaugh reaches more people than some in Hollywood ..... but it is they who are attracting the mega .... and I mean mega mega loads of cash.
Mr. Limbaugh is being jipped.

Posted by: victor at October 5, 2007 12:22 PM


It would be worth it just to watch the left go even more utterly batshit insane than they've been since 2000.

What a beautiful thing it would be!

Posted by: Kensington at October 5, 2007 12:52 PM

I found your blog via Rush. Remember your hit piece on the new castrati metrosexual Joel Stein back in Jan. '06? He read that on the air and you must have been listening because when I immediately opened your page that first time there was an acknowledgment.

Honestly, RL has his shortcomings, but he has helped change the political landscape to some degree. It would be nice if he would give something back, and I expect he does in ways we can't know. But a run for office? I'd have to ponder that, though I admit it would certainly be a hoot. If he DID run he would be well advised to have you, at the very least, serve as an adviser/director of communications, for instance. No one has a more honest and comprehensive appraisal of the zeitgeist than VDL. No one.

Posted by: John Hinds at October 5, 2007 1:30 PM

Let's go all-out here: El Rushbo as the Veepster, followed as quickly as possible after the inauguration by the nomination of Ann Coulter to the Supreme Court.

Posted by: CGHill at October 5, 2007 3:21 PM

I'm sorta down with that but I feel, that in today's America, the candidate with the highest ratings should get the top slot.

Posted by: vanderleun at October 5, 2007 5:27 PM

If Rush happens to read this comment (hi Rush!), I would like to take this opportunity to remind him---and other readers---that I take donations at my blog (in sig.). I only need another $2,000.00 to get a new iMac and stuff like a printer and scanner and like that.

Actually listening to his show is another matter, because the building I live in was constructed using the "Stack Up the Concrete Slabs, Nobody Listens to Radio Any More" method.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at October 5, 2007 11:54 PM

Only if you seek attention and consider yourself better than others, can you get away with it...

Posted by: Patricia Leddy at October 6, 2007 1:09 PM
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