ANOTHER UPDATE: Want blogging on this from somebody who actually knows something? Gregg Easterbrook's gotcha covered:
ESPN hired Rush Limbaugh to generate some buzz for the network's NFL pregame shows, and by the standard of buzz, Limbaugh was a huge success. When was the last time half a dozen presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to issue statements about ESPN? We can skip what it says about modern presidential politics that yesterday Howard Dean, Wesley Clark, and others thought a football analyst was the Great Issue Facing the Nation.