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Well, it took him long enough.

Nearly a week has passed since Rush Limbaugh verbally attacked Georgetown Law student Sarah Fluke due to her stance on contraception, calling her a “slut” and propositioning that she record her sexual encounters since he is “paying for them,” the conservative radio show host finally decided to release a long over due statement.

Rush posted the back handed apology on his website this afternoon…but only after defending his stance for a majority of the text.

STORY: Rush Limbaugh Calls Georgetown Student “Slut” Over Contraceptive Views

The statement blandly and unapologetically titled “A Statement From Rush” reads as follows:

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week.  In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

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.

If that is what Rush Limbaugh considers a sincere apology, then he has a lot of learning to do. There is a thin line between rebutting someone’s political stance and insulting their character, and once again the filter less Rush has crossed these boundaries.

What do you think of the statement?