Dear Rush Limbaugh: Stay Away From My Daughter

An irate father warns the radio host not to make lewd comments about young women

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Dear Rush Limbaugh,

Just wanted to drop you a quick note. First, I am not one of those liberal knee-jerk Rush haters. In fact, I listen to your show occasionally, and my dad listens even more. I even agree with you about half the time. I like you, and I get a lot of crap from my journalistic mates for that.

But without even checking Wikipedia, I'm going to bet the farm that you don't have a daughter. Because there is no way you'd be talking about Sandra Fluke that way if you did.  You called a young woman you don't even know a "slut" and then said you wanted to watch online videos of her having sex, all because she had the temerity to testify at a congressional hearing about the use of contraceptives. You're acting like that lax-bro frat boy who never grew up, spouting ridiculous uninformed crap that is not only monumentally offensive, but flat-out creepy. And do you really want conservatives to be known for treating women like this? I don't get that one bit. I wasn't raised that way, and I'll bet neither were you. 

And as the father of a strong-willed young woman myself, I can tell you straight up that if you were talking about her on the radio like you're going off about Ms. Fluke, I would drive to your studio and ask you politely to stop. On the drive there I might have some fantasies about kicking your ass, but I'm sure I would get those under control before I knocked on your door.  Pretty sure, anyway. I hope that our frank man-to-man discussion would change your mind, and the conversation wouldn't end up with me rolling you around in your office like a beach ball until you apologized to my daughter. Because that would be wrong.

Sincerely,
Steve Tuttle

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Steve Tuttle is the author of College Will Ruin That Boy. He is a former columnist and senior writer for Newsweek.

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