Limbaugh: "Troopergate" investigation is "pure sexism," but Palin "didn't bend over and let" Alaska politicians "have their way"

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Rush Limbaugh said of the investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's dismissal of Alaska public safety commissioner Walter Monegan: "This is pure sexism in Alaska on the part of these old boys trying to get rid of Sarah Palin, and she didn't put up with it, and she didn't bend over and let them have their way."

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On the September 16 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Rush Limbaugh said of the investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's dismissal of Alaska public safety commissioner Walter Monegan: "I'll tell you what this Troopergate's all about. I'm going to tell you exactly what it's all about. It's about the good ol' boys of Alaska being upset that a woman had upset the apple cart, got rid of [former Gov. Frank] Murkowski, got rid of the other Republican opponent in the primary. This is all about the good ol' boys of Alaska saying, 'We're not going to sit here and be run by a damn woman. We're going to take care of it. We're going to take this woman -- ' That's all this is." Limbaugh went on to say: "This is pure sexism in Alaska on the part of these old boys trying to get rid of Sarah Palin, and she didn't put up with it, and she didn't bend over and let them have their way."

As Media Matters for America has documented, on June 23, Limbaugh stated that "Democrats will bend over, grab the ankles, and say 'Have your way with me'" to African-Americans and gays. Additionally, on July 14, 2005, while discussing then-Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman's plans to apologize for his party's notorious Southern Strategy at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Limbaugh said that in reaching out to the NAACP, "Republicans are going to go bend over and grab the ankles."

From the September 16 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: I'll tell you what this Troopergate's all about. I'm going to tell you exactly what it's all about. It's about the good ol' boys of Alaska being upset that a woman had upset the apple cart, got rid of Murkowski, got rid of the other Republican opponent in the primary. This is all about the good ol' boys of Alaska saying, "We're not going to sit here and be run by a damn woman. We're going to take care of it. We're going to take this woman -- " That's all this is. And of course this guy's working with -- doesn't matter.

When the boys don't like the girl, Democrat and Republican boys will line up, and then they'll fight each other later after they get rid of the girl. And that's exactly what is happening here. This is pure sexism in Alaska on the part of these old boys trying to get rid of Sarah Palin, and she didn't put up with it, and she didn't bend over and let them have their way.

She got rid of this guy -- he -- it's amazing he hung on as long as he did, and in fact, this whole thing -- she released the emails and some documents about this yesterday. A clear case of insubordination.

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