“One of the things that concerns a lot of Americans lately is the increase in plain old nastiness in our political discussion. It comes from a number of sources, but Rush Limbaugh is a major carrier.
“I should explain that I am not without bias in this matter. I have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air, an experience somewhat akin to being gummed by a newt. It doesn’t actually hurt, but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle.”
—Molly Ivins (1944-2007), late-lamented Texas journalist and author, “Lyin’ Bully,” Mother Jones, 1995
• Editorial Comment: Can’t you just hear Molly Ivins’ brain exploding over this year’s shenanigans?
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