Just in case you’re totally out of the Conservative/Teabagging loop, Rush Limbaugh – everybody’s favorite pill-popping, purple-faced blow-hard – got married this weekend to Kathryn Rogers, just twenty-six years his junior. Following what I assume was a very conventional, no-frills ceremony at the modest Breakers hotel in West Palm Beach, the 400 wedding guests were treated to a performance by – go figure – Sir Elton John. Yup: this Elton John. Or this one.
Now the obvious irony aside, I’m sure there’s a perfectly logical explanation for all this. First, People is reporting that Elton received $1 million for his services (free market’s always right, right?); and second, I bet Rush just really appreciates a solid piano ballad. I mean who doesn’t like "Tiny Dancer?"
Sure it’s kind of ridiculous that a man who once said, "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems" performed at the wedding of a man who said, "When a gay person turns his back on you, it’s anything but an insult. It’s an invitation." But still you gotta give both men a little credit here: This took balls. Standing up for your beliefs is admirable, but actively pissing on them in the name of "marriage" or "the appreciation of the arts" or "a cool million dollars?" That’s another realm entirely. Bravo gentlemen, bravo.
Oh, and congrats Rushbo! Fourth time’s always a charm!