On his highly-syndicated national radio show this morning, Rush Limbaugh descended to a new low (for him) by pooh-poohing Childrens' Hospitals in general...and St. Jude Medical Center in particular.
Saying it was a "national disgrace" for parents to even consider sending their sick and dying kids to hospitals which are well-suited to care for childrens' maladies, he went even further by exclaiming that "doctors and surgeons have no right to be treating these children before, presently and in the future."
When asked to clarify his remarks by a caller who happened to be the Surgeon General of the United States, he further ranted, "Clarify! Hell, I will EXPOUND and ELABORATE on what I said! I don't see the purpose or the need to take care of the next generation of Americans because it is biologically necessary to cut this next generation down to size...weeding out the herd, as it were."
As usual, his show's sponsors were quick to respond and vilify the host's remarks. One of the larger sponsors, who asked not to be identified, stated, "When we entered into a national sponsorship agreement with Mr. Limbaugh 20 years ago, we had no idea that his views were this radical."
After his show ended, Mr. Limbaugh headed down to Manhattan's Mid-Town YMCA, where he was expected to promote his newest book "Genocide for Dummies." He was otherwise not available for comment.