Sugar Plums Dancing in My Head, Ed. #7

Sometimes, I read things that make my head nearly explode. Things like this:

“It just seems to me that Edwards might be attracted to a woman whose mouth did something other than talk.”
–Rush Limbaugh, on the motivations behind John Edward’s extra-martial affair, during the August 12 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show.

But wait! There’s more:

“We’ve been told that Elizabeth Edwards is smarter than John Edwards. That’s part of the puff pieces on them that we’ve seen. Ergo, if Elizabeth Edwards is smarter than John Edwards, is it likely that she thinks she knows better than he does what his speeches ought to contain and what kind of things he ought to be doing strategy-wise in the campaign? If she is smarter than he is, could it have been her decision to keep going with the campaign? In other words, could it be that she doesn’t shut up? Now, that’s as far as I’m going to go.”

But, sadly, Limbaugh went further:

“My theory that I just explained to you about why — you know, what could have John Edwards’ motivations been to have the affair with Rielle Hunter, given his wife is smarter than he is and probably nagging him a lot about doing this, and he found somebody that did something with her mouth other than talk.”

So according to Limbaugh:

1) Women who are smart automatically push their partners to do things they don’t want to do

2) Women who are smart automatically nag their partners

3) Elizabeth Edwards (a smart woman) is responsible for her husband’s behavior

4) Women talk incessantly

5) Smart women are asexual beings –OR– smart women are incapable of satisfying partners sexually.

6) Men are not emotionally capable of handling relationships with smart women.

Really forward thinking from Limbaugh, huh? And he wonders why all the women he encounters seem to be “feminazis.”

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More info: http://mediamatters.org/items/200808120009

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