Schwarzenegger: Limbaugh Not The 800 lb. Gorilla — He’s Down To 650 lbs.

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May 28, 2009 5:45 a.m.
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There’s at least one high-ranking Republican office-holder willing to insult Rush Limbaugh. Check out what California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said last night on CNN:

“Well I think that they say that Rush Limbaugh is the 800 lb. gorilla in the Republican Party,” said Schwarzenegger. “But I think that’s mean-spirited to say that — because I think he’s down to 650 lbs. I think one should be fair to him about this whole thing.”

In all seriousness, Arnold talked about the need for a big tent. He acknowledged that the right wing does have an important place. “But we also need to create a center of the Republican Party,” he said, “and I think that the bigger our tent is, the better it is.”

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