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    The 10 Nicest Things About Rush Limbaugh

    I got worried about Rush while he was in hospital, so I decided to compile a list of likable, non-obnoxious things that he has done. This was one of the more difficult pieces of research I have ever attempted, but I learned some things! Here's what I've got.

    • 10. He Wasn't Totally Hateful On That Family Guy Episode

      True, if Rush were a radio commentator in the Star Wars universe, he would be excruciatingly, aggravatingly wrong about everything all the time, but at least the real Rush gets that. Or gets that people who watch Family Guy get that. Or something. (Watch the clip!)

    • Rush Limbaugh's Family Guy cameo.

    • 9. He Holds an Annual Leukemia Cure-A-Thon

      It's enough to make you wonder whether maybe Leukemia isn't such a bad thing after all. But I'm willing to let Rush slide on wanting there to be a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma. That's a pretty nice thing to want. (Via.)

    • 8. He Likes Scented Candles

      I read this article that says he has his "domestic staff" light scented candles for him to come home to every day after work. Try to ignore the "domestic staff" part of that story and focus instead on the image of Rush relaxing at home in a nice bubble bath with some soothing lavender scented candles. OK, now try and permanently scrub that image from your brain. Sorry. (Via.)

    • 7. He Used To Be A Totally Different Kind of Goofball

      In the '70s, Rush was just a regular music DJ. He called himself Jeff Christie in those days, for some reason. In this clip, he attempts one of the more gentle prank calls I've heard in a while.

    • 6. He Is a Great Tipper

      Like, a really, really good tipper. If you are a waiter, you should try and get Rush Limbaugh to eat at your restaurant a few times. Then you can buy yourself a new home.

    • "Sullivan told a reporter that Limbaugh, a fellow Missourian, was the biggest tipper in town: “He likes to throw down the most massive tips I’ve ever seen. The last few times his tips have been $5,000.” -New York Times

    • 5. To One Liberal Columbia Student, He's Just Lovable Old "Cousin Rusty"

      "One Thanksgiving he stands in front of all us relatives in his Versailles-looking living room, and before my grandpa prays over our meal, Cousin Rusty apologizes. He says he's afraid he has made it tough to be a Limbaugh this past year, and his voice breaks like I have never heard it do before. Cousin Rusty is OK." -Julie Limbaugh, Salon

    • 4. He Wants People To Be Kind To Animals

      True story.

    • 3. He Thinks Bill O'Reilly Is A Douchebag

      "At dinner the night before, Bill O’Reilly’s name came up, and Limbaugh expressed his opinion of the Fox cable king. He hadn’t been sure at the time that he wanted it on the record. But on second thought, 'somebody’s got to say it,' he told me. 'The man is Ted Baxter.'" -New York Times

    • 2. He Loves His Cat, Punkin

      I'm sure if I spent 10 minutes with Punkin, I'd find her political views insufferable, but still. (Via.)

    • "I looked right into her eyes, 'I'm sorry Punky, but I can't feed you.' She doesn't know what I'm saying, she's a cat. ... When I don't feed her she just gets this perplexed look on the face, and I'm saying, 'Sweetie, I can't feed you. You have to go to the doctor tomorrow.'" -Rush Limbaugh

    • 1. He Is a Harmless, Lovable Little Fuzzball

      From your lips to God's ears, Rush.