Rush Limbaugh & Elton John BFFs?



According to this article I read in Politico, Rush Limbaugh and Elton John have formed a rather unlikely friendship.

To the shock of many (given the gap in their political ideologies), Elton John performed at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding in 2010 and, in a new interview with USA Today, the performer opened up about his friendship with the conservative talk show host.

John’s hope of eroding stigmas has led him into some unlikely alliances. After he agreed to perform at Limbaugh’s wedding in 2010, the two men bonded over music and formed a friendship, despite Limbaugh’s conservative views.

“He sends me the loveliest e-mails,” said John. “What I get from Rush privately and what I get from Rush publicly are two different things. I’m just trying to break him down.”

So is the on-air Limbaugh just an act? The interview seems to suggest that. Traci Watson, who conducted the interview for USA Today, writes John believes that “his friend Rush Limbaugh doesn’t truly oppose gay marriage.”

Why is it so hard to imagine that two men with different politics can nevertheless respect one another and even be friends? Why is it so easy to assume that anyone who has differing opinions must be evil incarnate. Judging from the reader comments, there are far too many people who put politics above everything else, especially simple decency. This seems to be more of a problem on the Left than on the Right, perhaps because for many on the Left politics is a sort of substitute religion.


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