Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Limbaugh Retrospective

The president's pal, 06/13/1996:

LIMBAUGH: Want to wrap up something here that I--I just really find heartwarming. Ninety-three-year-old Strom Thurmond won his primary battle for the Republican nomination to be re-elected as senator in South Carolina this past week. And he was asked on TV, after the election was over, why the voters voted for him. Here's what he said.

Senator STROM THURMOND (Republican, South Carolina): Those who would believe that my age is a handicap or even a reason not to vote for me have been silenced. The voters have sent the message that it is my experience and ability to represent and serve the people of South Carolina that truly counts.

LIMBAUGH: He holds the record. He's got the longest filibuster in Senate history: 20--24 hours and 18 minutes, without even going to the bathroom, folks. Strom Thurmond, you got to love him.

That filibuster, of course, was of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Got to love him for that, says Rush.