I was just getting ready for bed when I heard that ominous “breaking news” chime on FOX News. They said Rush Limbaugh had been taken to hospital with chest pains and was in serious condition.
I turned the computer back on and set up a #rush hastag search colum in TweetDeck. What a mistake. It was literally 50/50 “God bless Rush/I hope he dies”.
So I guess I’ll be up all night hitting refresh every 30 seconds or more. But I don’t think I can cope with the Twitter jackoffs. I think I’ll hang out at HotAir and Fox.
As a HotAir commenter points out, he was talking about really bad back pains last week, and had to do the show standing up. I’m not a doctor, so…
Oh and Ace has a thread going too.
Mark Steyn writes:
As many of you will know, Rush Limbaugh, a good friend to this site and a man who’s been enormously kind and generous to me, was admitted to hospital in Hawaii yesterday afternoon local time. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He’s been the indispensable man these last 20 years, and we need him back at the golden EIB microphone and fighting fit for the next 20.
At HotAir.com, Ed Morrissey offers “prayers for a friend”:
I have a different perspective on Rush, based on our very first interaction, which had nothing at all to do with politics. Rush allowed me to share this story over three years ago when it happened, and I’d like to share it with Hot Air readers now while asking them to pray for a speedy recovery for Rush.