Officials say military will still air Limbaugh
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.