Today on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh went off on a dazzlingly idiotic rant in which he called Michelle Obama a hypocrite for dining on ribs while she preaches a health diet. Rush said,
"The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice. And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat per serving."
For the record, while eating out during a weekend trip to Vail, Colorado, Michelle had, "pickled pumpkin salad with arugula and a braised ancho-chile short rib with hominy wild mushrooms and sauteed kale," USA Today reports. But this isn't some one-time sauteed kale binge. Rush explains "leaders are supposed to be leaders" and he knows Michelle is constantly chowing down on Doritos and the like. How? Well, apparently Rush has developed the magical ability to assess someone's health by looking at their size (and Michelle is too big, natch.) He explains:
"I'm trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you. I mean women are under constant pressure to look lithe and Michelle my belle is out there saying if you eat the roots and the tree bark and the berries and all this cardboard stuff, you'll live longer be healthier and you won't be obese. Okay, fine. Show us."
Whoa! Did you see that sane thought about the ridiculous pressure on women to be thin try to sneak in there? Good thing Rush's brain stomped it out with more incoherent babbling.
Rush Limbaugh Attacks Michelle Obama's Diet [USA Today]