Echoing Beck, Rush Limbaugh mocks Malia Obama

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There's no legitimate point,no serious political argument to be made in mocking the President's children, but that's just what Rush Limbaugh did today:

On May 27, President Obama explained at a press conference that he was reminded daily about the consequences of the oil spill by his daughter Malia who asked him "did you plug the hole yet?" while he was shaving.

Apparently emulating Malia Obama on his show today, Limbaugh asked, using a high pitched falsetto voice: "Daddy, daddy, did you shake down BP yet daddy? Are you going to make 'em pay, daddy? Are you going to make BP pay? Did you plug the hole yet daddy? Daddy, did you plug the hole? Daddy, who's in charge of the Gulf oil spill? Daddy, daddy, what's your golf handicap today daddy? How's your golf game daddy?"

Maybe Rush missed it, but Glenn Beck crossed this line a couple weeks ago and then issued something of an apology (Beck went on days later to attack more of Obama's family, but I digress). But even ignorance of Beck's misfire is no excuse, the president's children should be way off limits.

Transcript:

LIMBAUGH: So, this morning Barack Obama wakes up, heads into the bathroom and starts shaving. The door opens. A little daughter comes in.

Daddy, daddy, did you shake down BP yet daddy? Are you going to make 'em pay, daddy? Are you going to make BP pay? Did you plug the hole yet daddy? Daddy, did you plug the hole? Daddy, who's in charge of the Gulf oil spill? Daddy, daddy, what's your golf handicap today daddy? How's your golf game daddy?

Man, oh man, oh man I thought I was watching the final episode of LOST last night, and I was just as confused by that speech as I was by the final episode of LOST. I couldn't figure that out. I'm watching a child last night! I'm sitting there, I'm watching this thing with Katherine, we're watching this and I got bored after ten minutes. I knew where it was going, I know what it was going to say. He looked small. The biggest thing on my screen was the ears! And I'm saying, my gosh, we've got a boy, we've got a child here playing president. We have got an academic playing President of the United States, in a serious, serious time, during a serious, serious emergency. And we have somebody totally incompetent and unqualified to deal with any aspect of it, any aspect of the presidency period.

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