Rush Limbaugh gave himself a big pat on the back yesterday for predicting that Ted Kennedy would kick the bucket—and that it would be used as an “inspirational technique” to boost health care reform efforts. “Before it’s all over it’ll be called the Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Care Bill,” Limbaugh declared at the time.
“I caught hell for that,” Limbaugh said, then played several quotes from the media and Democrats linking the death to the health care debate. Robert Byrd even proposed the bill be named in Kennedy’s honor. “Anybody could have predicted this!” Limbaugh crowed. “We know these people like the back of our hands. I predicted it, and I caught all kinds of grief for it.”