There’s always some good controversy to be had when the name of Rush Limbaugh is thrown around. Love him or hate him, (and right now a lot of people really hate him) the guy gets press, he gets reaction. In the latest chapter of the saga is Rush’s recent calling of a Georgetown law student a “slut”, his subsequent apology, the media’s reaction to it, celebrity reaction to it, and even his advertisers’ reaction to it.
But one reaction we haven’t heard yet is from the offended herself – and it looks like this time, Rush isn’t going to get one. Sandra Fluke, The Georgetown law student Limbaugh insulted, said today that his public apology meant pretty much nothing to her.
“I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything, and especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors who have begun to pull their support.”
The lady brings up an interesting point, adding that Rush hasn’t made any effort to contact her, and that she hopes he never does.
“The statements he’s made about me over the air are personal enough, so I’d rather not have a personal phone call with him,” she said. Today was Rush’s first show since advertisers started fleeing the sinking ship. On it, he said that his “apology to her over the weekend was sincere. It was simply for using inappropriate words in a way I never do.”
For those who came in late: Limbaugh had insulted Fluke for testifying to Congress that her school’s health insurance plan should cover female contraception.
Do you think Sandra Fluke should have accepted Rush’s apology? Do you think Rush should make more of an effort to make things right with her?