Cheney and Limbaugh: On the Same Stage?


It’s no secret that Dick Cheney fancies Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell. During a May 10 appearance on Face the Nation, the ex-veep called Limbaugh a better Republican than Powell.

That was before Limbaugh went on his crusade to brand Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a “racist” and bigot” who is comparable to former KKK leader David Duke.

But the radio host’s anti-Sotomayor rants have apparently not made him radioactive for Cheney. Cheney will join Limbaugh and other conservative movement poohbahs for Troopathon, a web telethon that will raise money for care packages for US troops and that will be broadcast from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on June 25. Other rightwingers signed up for the event include Laura Ingraham, Lars Larson, and Monica Crowley. The event will be hosted by conservative journalist Melanie Morgan and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.

Certainly, Cheney can say that his involvement in this good cause has nothing to do with Limbaugh, who has become more of a hot potato for the GOP since Cheney chose him over Powell. But the event’s organizers are trying to link the two men. A press release the group sent out announces, “Vice President Cheney in Fundraiser for Troops–Appearing with Rush Limbaugh, Jon Voight and Others.” Appearing with? Really? Side by side? At the same time–during this eight-hour-long parade of guests? Maybe not, and maybe the group is just trying to draw press attention. Well….bingo! But imagine Cheney and Limbaugh coming on stage together and singing a duet. A lot of people would pay money to see that.

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