"My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices." — Radio gasbag Rush Limbaugh Mar. 3, apologizing to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, the woman who had testified before Congress regarding birth control and health insurance. For three days on his radio show, Limbaugh had called Fluke names, notably "slut" and "prostitute."
"I wish you could share the joy with me and the fun in irritating these people as I do. It's so much fun, it's a delight and it's really something I wish you could experience as well." — Rush Limbaugh in Nov. 2009, reveling in the attention he received after he called Sen. Mary Landrieu "the most expensive prostitute in the history of prostitutes." Landrieu had voted to open debate on President Barack Obama's health care bill only after she secured $300 million in Medicaid funds for Louisiana. Limbaugh never apologized to Louisiana's senior senator.