The effervescent Roberta McCain, 96 year old mother of former Presidential candidate John McCain, was on The Tonight Show last night. Both your Gagglers spent a good portion of their recent lives following John McCain around the country, and can personally attest to the fact that the elder Mrs. McCain is dynamic and endlessly entertaining. (That, and she's got a pretty enviable wardrobe for a woman in her 90s. This Gaggler sure hopes she can still wear pumps sixty years from now. But I digress.) Asked about Limbaugh, she replied that her brand of Republicanism has nothing to do with what he represents. "I don't know what the man means. I don't know what he's talking about," she said, adding she thinks GOP Chair Michael Steele was right (yes, right, don't hear that very often...) to label Limbaugh as an entertainer, and was horrified that the party made him back away from that comment. "I don't know what he is. But he does not represent the Republican Party that I belong to," Mrs McCain said. Gee. Those McCain women sure are feisty lately.
Limbaugh's response? " McCain's mother is dumping on me!" he said today. "She is absolutely right. The Republican Party she belongs to gets shellacked, election after election." Really? I sort of thought the Party Rush belongs to hasn't been doing that well either.