McCain's Mom Not a Limbaugh Fan

'He's not part of my Republican Party,' 97-year-old tells Leno
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2009 10:55 AM CDT
Roberta McCain stands on stage during a rally in Downingtown, Pa., Oct. 16, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – When Jay Leno asked Roberta McCain what she thought about Rush Limbaugh, she didn’t hold back. “I belong to the Republican Party,” John McCain's opinionated mom said on last night's Tonight Show. “What he represents of the Republican Party has nothing to do with my side of it. I don't know what the man means, I don't know what he's talking about.”

She added that she agreed with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele when he called Limbaugh an entertainer and was appalled when he was forced to back off, CNN reports. “It’s a compliment when he says the man’s an entertainer," McCain said. "I don’t know what he is. But he does not represent the Republican Party that I belong to.” (Read more Rush Limbaugh stories.)