For Limbaugh, Laughter Best Medicine: Told Doctor I Was Worried About Next 'Election'
If the mark of a person at ease with himself is the ability to have a chuckle at his own expense, then Rush Limbaugh is a supremely serene man. In the wake of the incident in which he was detained at the Palm Beach International Airport when it was discovered he had in his luggage a vial of Viagra with a prescription not in his name, you might have imagined that Rush would have begun today's show with an indignant denial of wrongdoing. He might have explained in tedious detail that in fact the prescription had, with personal privacy in mind, been written in his doctor's name.
But no. Rush opened by poking gentle fun at the situation, and even, in the process, at himself:
"I've been racking my brain. I'm trying to figure out how Bob Dole's luggage got onto my airplane."
And then: "I had told my doctor that I was concerned about the next election, not, er . . ."
Concluded Rush, undefensively: "It is what it is."
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