“Don’t worry, folks. Advertisers who don’t want your business will be replaced,” Rush Limbaugh to his radio audience on Monday, after losing on-air advertising over his untoward remarks about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, to whom he has apologized.
“This show is about you. It’s not about the advertisers,” Mr. Limbaugh said, adding a second mea culpa: “I should not have used the language I did about Sandra Fluke. It was wrong and, despite all the theories, my apology to her was for simply using inappropriate words.”
Ms. Fluke assessed the situation Monday on ABC’S “The View,” telling her hosts, “I don’t think a statement like this, issued saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything. Especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors, who have begun to pull their support from the show.” than his rivals, with Rick Santorum in second place, followed by Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich.
“The findings show a correlation between social performance with events such as Romney’s win in Florida, Santorum’s caucus success and Romney’s win in both Michigan and Arizona,” says Socialbakers, a California-based “social media statistics portal.”
The group also tallied what online posts got the most measurable buzz in the past month. They are:
“President Obama says he is learning. The presidency is not the place to learn how to lead. It is a place to exercise the judgment and leadership that has been learned over a lifetime.” (Mr. Romney, on Feb. 15)
“It’s not about contraception; it’s about economic liberty, it’s about freedom of speech, it’s about freedom of religion. It’s about government control of your lives and it’s got to stop.” (Mr. Santorum, on Feb. 20)
“We had an incredible turnout of 4,000 at Michigan State University today! Freedom really is popular!” (Mr. Paul, on Feb. 27)
“It is an outrage that President Obama is the one apologizing to Afghan President Karzai on the same day two American troops were murdered and four others injured by an Afghan soldier. It’s Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around.” (Mr. Gingrich, on Feb. 23) want to know: How can that happen?
The Homeland Security subcommittee on border and maritime security hopes for insight Tuesday during “From the 9/11 Hijackers to Amine elKhalifi: Terrorists and the Visa Overstay Problem,” a hearing that examines the problem, and how the Department of Homeland Security can remedy it.
“Since 9/11, our border security efforts have been focused on securing our borders. However, more than 40 percent of all illegal aliens do not sneak across the border, they come in through the front door and never leave,” observes Rep. Candice S. Miller, Michigan Republican and the subcommittee chairwoman.