Of­fi­cials say mil­i­tary will still air Lim­baugh

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The state will send 41 del­e­gates to the Re­pub­li­can Na­tional Con­ven­tion. A can­di­date must re­ceive at least 15 per­cent of the vote to re­ceive any del­e­gates.

A Pen­tagon spokesman said the mil­i­tary’s net­work will con­tinue to air Rush Lim­baugh’s ra­dio pro­gram.

Ge­orge Lit­tle said the Amer­i­can Forces Net­work of­fers a wide range of pro­gram­ming to re­flect lis­ten­ers’ in­ter­ests and he is un­aware of any plans to re­view that decision.

Mr. Lim­baugh has been crit­i­cized for an out­burst on his ra­dio pro­gram last week when he called a 30-yearold law stu­dent a “slut” af­ter she tes­ti­fied be­fore Congress about birth con­trol poli­cies. He has since apol­o­gized.

The net­work on its web­site said that Mr. Lim­baugh’s show is pop­u­lar, and that it doesn’t try to pro­tect lis­ten­ers from hear­ing dif­fer­ing views.

Mr. Lim­baugh’s show airs five morn­ings a week. have held the post: Laura Bush and her mother-in-law, Bar­bara Bush.

Pres­i­den­tial his­to­rian Doris Kearns Good­win mod­er­ated a con­ver­sa­tion Mon­day with the for­mer first ladies. The con­fer­ence in­cluded a dis­cus­sion with his­to­ri­ans on the in­flu­ence of first ladies through­out his­tory, a panel on the role of their so­cial sec­re­taries and a dis­cus­sion by pho­tog­ra­phers about doc­u­ment­ing the first ladies.

“Peo­ple are cu­ri­ous about this per­son who is clos­est to the seat of power. What is life like be­hind the White House walls?” said Anita Mcbride, who served as Laura Bush’s chief of staff in the White House.

Ms. Mcbride, who is now an ex­ec­u­tive-in-res­i­dence in the school of public af­fairs at Amer­i­can Univer­sity in Washington, chaired the con­fer­ence at South­ern Methodist Univer­sity, where for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush’s li­brary is un­der con­struc­tion.

Ms. Mcbride said that she hoped the con­fer­ence — a col­lab­o­ra­tion of the White House His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, Amer­i­can Univer­sity and the Na­tional Archives, which over­sees pres­i­den­tial li­braries — helped peo­ple “gain a broader un­der­stand­ing of the sig­nif­i­cance of this role.”

“It just is a job de­scrip­tion that no one com­pletely un­der­stands,” she said. “They each bring their own back­ground, their in­ter­ests and their knowl­edge to bear.”

Sim­i­lar events fo­cus­ing on other first ladies are be­ing con­sid­ered, in­clud­ing a con­fer­ence planned for the fall on the late Lady Bird John­son at her hus­band’s pres­i­den­tial li­brary in Austin, Ms. Mcbride said.

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