Limbaugh mocked Obama's final visit with grandmother
NovaM radio talk show host Randi Rhodes slammed Rush Limbaugh for suggesting Barack Obama's last trip to Hawaii to visit his dying grandmother actually was because Obama's birth certificate was illegitimate, and not because of her rapidly failing health.
Obama's grandmother died of cancer on Nov. 3, one day before the US presidential election.
"Rush was on the radio, I guess Thursday or Friday when I'm driving in to work," began Rhodes. "And Rush was saying, 'Why did he have to go back to Honolulu? His grandmother's not dead. She hasn't died. There was no need to rush back. I think he went back there to change is birth certificate.'"
"He actually said that it was a ruse," continued Rhodes. "That Barack Obama's grandmother wasn't sick, that she wasn't terminal, and that she hadn't died yet, therefore that was proof that Barack Obama had to work in the shadows to change his birth certificate."
"I hope Rush Limbaugh is so ashamed of himself that he has to find a new housekeeper to go get the OxyContin from the Denny's on Belvedere road."
The following audio is from The Randi Rhodes Show, broadcast on November 3, 2008.