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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Rush weighs a Hillary fundraiser

Ben Smith, Politico


Rush Limbaugh, one of many conservative talkers deeply hostile toward John McCain, has begun talking about bailing out Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for president, suggesting repeatedly on the air yesterday and today that he'd raise money for her — though not exactly because he likes her.

"It is rumored that the Clintons are digging into their own personal wealth to fund Hillary's campaign. I'm thinking of maybe doing a fundraiser," Limbaugh said yesterday.

He's been talking about it all day today, and offered a slogan:

"Keep her in it so we can win it."

I've got only a rough transcript of most of the rest of today's show, on which he asked his listeners repeatedly if he should hold the fundraiser. He's casting his offer in part, at least, as a parody of GOP "strategery," mocking the notion that — in place of a conservative candidate — Republican strategists see Clinton as their savior.

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