New York, NY - Rupert Murdoch has had his eye on Rush Limbaugh's penthouse condo in NY ever since he found out it had murals of naked ladies on the ceilings and fully-mirrored bathrooms, not to mention a disco ball that retracted from the ceiling every time the stereo played Barry White's favorite hits. And, since both Murdoch and Limbaugh are avid cigar smokers, the place had already been "seasoned" with the aroma of cheap cigars for Murdoch.
This was just the type of place he could take a date to and woo her into submission with cheap muscatel and cocktail wienie canapes, but the price was a tad high for Murdoch. Not that he couldn't afford this highly sought after piece of real estate. It's been said that Murdoch likes to haggle a price almost as much as a couple on a bargain cruise would over the price of a souvenir shot glass at the straw market in the Bahamas on a Monday, maybe more so.
So, when Limbaugh lowered the price to within striking distance, Murdoch bit, paying a cool eleven and a half million dollars for the Limbaugh Loft, as it came to be known. The deal was further sealed when Limbaugh agreed to throw in a complete set of Corelle dinnerware, a Ronco juicer, and the velvet painting of a matador that hung above the fireplace in the living room.
Said a Murdoch insider, "Doc" has been looking for a place to bring Sarah for quite some time now to discuss politics and other matters. Taking her to one of his other residences is just not a good idea and her place is out of the question. She absolutely hated the two luxury buses he bought for her when she was going around signing books, although he personally thought they were quite cozy. Even the yacht didn't work out because last time she joined him on it she got a bad case of seasickness from eating too many tuna puffs that had been sitting in the direct sun."
But now, with this purchase, Murdoch will finally have a swingin' pad where he can get as comfortable as he wants and feel totally uninhibited while he spends some quality time with Sarah. It's a win-win proposition.