Rush Limbaugh’s Most Memorable Nicknames for Political Figures
It's been nearly two weeks since Rush Limbaugh passed away after his yearlong fight with Stage 4 lung cancer. Premier Network and the EIB Network is remembering the radio icon by playing some of his most memorable show moments as guest hosts guide listeners through the Rush remembrance shows. Eventually, one of the guest hosts will be picked to try to fill Rush's void.
For me, one of the most enjoyable things about listening to the Rush Limbaugh Show was hearing the nicknames he gave political figures. Some of them made people laugh. Some of them made people angry, especially liberals who Rush poked fun at daily.
Nicknames make people memorable and mainstream. And that's what Rush did with many political figures. By giving them nicknames, it often brought humor to political talk. And the nicknames gave his listeners something to laugh about, even as those political figures were putting into place policy they disagreed with.
Rush's nicknames also caused controversy, which Rush loved stirring up. For instance, since KPEL-FM is based in Louisiana, do you remember what he called former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.)? Mary "Cute Little Baby Fat" Landrieu. He also described Landrieu as "the most expensive prostitute in the history of prostitution" after she casted a deciding vote for Obamacare in 2009.
Of course, there were also the nicknames he had for himself and his staff - the Maha Rushie, James Golden aka "Bo Snerdley" (call screener, producer, and engineer) and Katherine "Cookie" Gleason Prayias (Executive Producer) - to name just a few.
Below, I've listed some of the most memorable nicknames Rush Limbaugh had for political figures. I'm sure there are some that you remember that are not on this list. What are they?
Rush Limbaugh's Most Memorable Nicknames for Political Figures