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Nov. 20, 2003 1:42 p.m. EST The Claremont Institute announced Wednesday that Rush Limbaugh will not be in attendance at the Institute's annual Churchill Dinner on Friday, Nov. 21, 2003. Mr. Limbaugh was to receive the Claremont Institute's Statesmanship Award at that time. The Institute announced that Dr. William J. Bennett, recently appointed Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the event instead.Did Winston Churchill ghost rise from the grave to bring the Claremont Institute to it's knees? Did someone point out that a "drug addled, money laundering, felon might not be the best choice for a "Statesman of the Year" award?
From his New York studio, Rush said: "Because I must limit my travel for the remainder of this year, I am unable to attend the Claremont Institute's Churchill Dinner on November 21. I deeply regret the inconvenience and disappointment caused the Claremont Institute by my having to postpone my appearance at such a late date. However, I am hopeful that we can re-schedule my attendance at another event in 2004. I greatly admire and respect the Claremont Institute and am very honored to have been chosen for this prestigious award." (Because he must limit his travel? Why? Have the cops told him not to leave the State?)
Dr. Bennett was the nation's first drug czar in the George H.W. Bush administration (so you know Bill and Rush have much in common since Rush is the Hillbilly Heroin King). Dr. Bennett has authored books on moral Virtues (like gambling and losing 100's of 1,000's of $$$).
Well the institute probably had second thoughts - but who was the moron who decided a hypocritical gambler was the second choice? Is the Claremont Institute really a lunatic asylum? Stay tuned.
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