So who agrees with Ed Howard (Nebraska State Paper) all the time? That would be a strange person. But I have to agree with his take on one of America’s favorite liars.

It is unlikely that Rush Limbaugh has a sense of shame. That’s too bad, because he has good use for one these days. A cold-blooded liar with a history of criminal drug abuse, Limbaugh … most recently disgraced himself with an attack on Michael J. Fox, the actor who suffers from Parkinsons disease and endorses the need for stem-cell research.

Like the people of our acquaintance who suffer from this disease, Fox sometimes has less control over his body’s shaking than at others. After being miffed by a campaign ad done by Fox for a stem-cell research proponent, Limbaugh said it was obvious that Fox had not taken his medicine, or was exaggerating the twitching that is symptomatic of his disease.

Even by the standards of a drug-sucking hypocrite like Limbaugh, it was a venal, mean-spirited and hateful bit of entertainment.

Whatever drugs Michael J. Fox has in his pocket, he obtained them legally, and he needs them for reasons other than feeling good.

Here’s a copy of the ad, from Youtube.