15 October 2009
As I wrote earlier this week, I had no problem with Rush Limbaugh buying a share of an NFL franchise. It was an issue on which even politicized people had a right to have no opinion whatsoever. Now that the mastermind of the scheme to purchase the St. Louis Rams has booted Limbaugh from the group, it will only enhance the radio talker's standing among his dittohead followers as a martyr to political correctness, reverse racism or whatever he wants to call it. Now that I think of it, it would be amusing to see if Limbaugh's listeners start a retaliatory boycott of the NFL (to punish the players' union) and switch their loyalties to the new football league that's in the works. For all I know, someone has already proposed this, but somehow it seems unlikely. In any event, even though I think objectively that the entire scandal has been unfair to Limbaugh, it really does amuse me to see this champion of capitalism kicked out of a money-making venture due to somebody's arbitrary calculation that he was bad for business.