The news is filled with the prospect that conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh wants to place a bid to buy the NFL team the St. Louis Rams. Here's an interesting perspective on this story by Gil Ross.
So, Rush Limbaugh is trying to buy into the NFL. The NFL has a "zero tolerance" policy with drug abuse. Rush's policy is....not as strict, at least when it comes to his drug abuse. He tends to be somewhat more strict when it comes to others.
The NFL has a couple of athletes of color...well...maybe a few more than that. Rush has some interesting views on race:"I mean, let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back; I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark".Will the NFL approve Rush Limbaugh as an owner? It seems to me that Rush wins either way. If approved he becomes even wealthier. If denied ownership he gets to promote himself as a victim. Actually, he seems to like playing the victim.
"You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed."
"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?"
"The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies."
"They're 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?"
"Take that bone out of your nose and call me back (to an African American female caller)."
"I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They're interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there's a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn't deserve."
"Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Blood and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it".
So here's the question: What are the odds on Rush crying in public while decrying being a victim?