Joy Behar: Rush Limbaugh 'Gave Me the Best Advice I Ever Got'

Does left wing "View" co-host Joy Behar owe her success to the king of talk radio, Rush Limbaugh? At the very least, he gave her "the best advice" she has ever recieved. On the January 31 episode of the women’s chat show, Behar discussed a very friendly encounter she had with Limbaugh and recounted his wisdom when he urged her to "be bold."

"I used to work on the same radio station with him. I always credit him with giving me the best advice. He said to me ‘Joy’- after I got fired- he said ‘whatever you do Joy, be bold.’ He gave me the best advice I ever got."

Video (1:17): Windows (4.64 MB), plus MP3 audio (579 kB).

Behar first began by describing her encounter with Limbaugh where he allegedly "squeezed" her "to death," "snuggles and nuzzles" her neck. Her fellow panelists seemed surprised about the cordial meeting and kind words about one of America’s greatest conservative icons.

The transcript is below.

JOY BEHAR: So I go into the screening and I’m with Steve and I’m taking my coat off, you know, it’s very swanky. And all of a sudden this humongous person comes up to me from the left, a famous person, big guy, and snuggles and nuzzles my neck, "hello Joy," and gives me the big kiss. Guess who it was.

NewsBusters - Media Research CenterELISABETH HASSELBECK: Donald Trump.

BEHAR: And squeezed me to death also.

SHERRI SHEPHERD: Who was it?

BARBARA WALTERS: Donald Trump?

BEHAR: No, no, fat guy.

SHEPHERD: Oh.

BEHAR: Rush Limbaugh.

[laughter]

WALTERS: Rush Limbaugh and Joy Behar?

BEHAR: Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

HASSELBECK: Wait, Rush Limbaugh snacked on your neck last night?

SHEPHERD: That is the worst visual.

BEHAR: Neck sucking.

[laughter]

SHEPHERD: And it would have really been bad if you got turned on before you saw who it was.

BEHAR: When I saw him it was like "Rush!" I used to work on the same radio station with him. I always credit him with giving me the best advice. He said to me "Joy"- after I got fired- he said "whatever you do Joy, be bold." He gave me the best advice I ever got.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: And you’ve always taken it you bold little thing you.