“Mr. Boehner comes out and says, Rush's language was inappropriate. Using a salad fork for your entree, that's inappropriate. Not this stuff... And it was depressing, because what it indicates is that the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they're afraid of Rush Limbaugh.”
- Conservative Washington Post columnist, George Will, on ‘This Week’, deriding Republican leaders for their miserably inadequate response to Rush Limbaugh, who called Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown who testified before a House committee regarding contraception, a “slut” and a “prostitute”.
While President Obama has denounced Limbaugh’s comments as “reprehensible,” Republican leaders and GOP presidential candidates have used far milder language.