Limbaugh, Powell Escalate War of Words
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2009 3:55 PM CDT
Colin Powell, in a file photo from January.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The verbal war between Rush Limbaugh and Colin Powell has actually ticked up a notch. On his show today, Limbaugh resigned as “the titular head of the Republican Party” and sarcastically appointed Powell in his place, reports Media Matters. He blasted Powell as a representative of the “worn-out GOP that never won anything” and said “the only thing emerging here is Colin Powell’s ego.”

Limbaugh’s comments followed those of Powell at a speech in Boston last night, during which he took aim at both the talk-show host and the former vice president, notes the Globe. “Rush Limbaugh says, ‘Get out of the Republican Party.’ Dick Cheney says, ‘He’s already out.’ I may be out of their version of the Republican Party, but there's another version of the Republican Party waiting to emerge once again,” Powell said.