California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't endear himself any further to many conservatives today when he undiplomatically told TODAY host Campbell Brown "Rush Limbaugh is irrelevant. I am not his servant."
Rush responded today, saying "I like Arnold! He's an engaging, friendly, nice guy." (Note: link may require subscription.)
Rush then went on to say that Arnold was a political "sellout," concluding:
"He obviously didn't have the leadership skills to articulate conservative principles and win over the public as Reagan did, because if he had the leadership skills to articulate conservative principles and win over the public as Reagan did, then he would have stayed conservative, but he felt like he was unable to do that and so in order to get reelected and become popular and be liked and so forth, he broomed conservatism and became a liberal while calling himself a Republican."
Governor Schwarzenegger has requested time on Rush's show and will appear Wednesday at 10:06 a.m. Pacific Time.