Elton has been slammed by some over saying yes to Rush's offer -- the civil-partnered gay man who reportedly kept the hotel staff hopping is said to have hauled in a million bucks for his night's work at Limbaugh's fourth such celebration of nuptials. He's also shared a stage with and is a friend of Eminem, a rapper not exactly campaigning loudly for gay rights.Perhaps conservative and liberal streams can indeed cross without creating a rip in the space-time continuum -- though further complicating the issue is the fact that the bride is a descendant of President John Adams, who was neither a Democrat nor a Republican, but a Federalist (not that [Updated at p.m., June 7, 2010: An earlier version of this post referred to the singer twice as "married"; in fact, he and David Furnish are in a civil partnership.His grandfather, the first Rush Hudson Limbaugh, was America's Ambassador to India in the Eisenhower administration. His brother, David Limbaugh, is a lawyer and conservative writer.
He drinks adult beverages, smokes cigars, and is not exactly a shining example of family values."That last bit suggests a good time would've been had by all at the reception.
In October last year, he said on his radio show: "Everything in Africa's called Aids. Aids is the biggest pile of – the biggest pot they throw money into." He stirred similar outrage in 2007, when he claimed Aids had not yet "spread to the heterosexual community".
"There was never any evidence that it was spreading [there], not sexually anyway, and if you said that, then you were guilty of a hate crime," he said.
Rush Limbaugh got married on Saturday night to Kathryn Rogers in Palm Beach, Fla., complete with 400 guests, no media, a high-flying shout-out from the folks at Gawker and music by Elton John.
Among the folks trading the worlds of politics and political commentary for the Ponce de Leon ballroom at the Breakers hotel: Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, James Carville and Mary Matalin. over the whole affair, recall that John recently played in Morocco.