Rush is a Racist Prick - (but we knew that already)
"Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race," Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. "OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with."
The answer is George W. Bush.
The question itself is a false equation, but that is Rush's specialty. Nothing is more important in Limbaugh's style of analysis than "identity". When someone sharply diverges from El Rushbo's path of wisdom, it cannot be because of policy or prudence. In the world of Limbaugh, it must be about character and flaws.
What makes Limbaugh's question such an obvious act of race baiting is the fact that he tossed in the modifier "very liberal" to try and avoid the clear parallel to Bush 43. The word "liberal" is just another one of Rush's attempted identity/character smears.
And of course, it would be too simple to actually take Powell at his word that he thinks Obama has shown better judgment than McCain
by selecting a running mate who actually is qualified for the job.
Rush is not so subtly saying that Powell's dark side, his inner-black-man, must have been lurking in the shadows all these years, waiting.
F' You, Rush.