New York, NY - Just one day after a BBC radio DJ announced that Queen Elizabeth II was dead, Rush Limbaugh made the same announcement, only the object of his practical joke was none other than the President of the United States, or so everyone thought.
Just like the British DJ, Danny Kelly, who claims that he was referring to a Facebook friend who went by the name "the Queen" and not actually Queen Elizabeth II, Rush Limbaugh, when told he couldn't say that on the air, snickered and said "Of course you idiots, I know that. I was talking about the President of the local Kiwanis Club in Hoboken, New Jersey."
But unlike Kelly, who was removed from his seat at the station until sometime next week, Limbaugh got off with just an apology and then allowed to continue with the rest of his show, which included segments discussing the similarities between women and door mats, Democrat doggie doo of the day, and a blame game regarding the oil spill going after everyone from the local Hari Krishnas to the homeless on New York's streets.
While complaints poured into BBC after Kelly's announcement, very few people called to complain or even question whether or not Limbaugh's announcement was true. The reason for this? By now everyone knows Limbaugh well enough to know this was just another sorry attempt to get attention from both sides. Besides, if the rumor were true, do you really think he would just matter-of-factly announce it during his show?