Hedrik Hertzberg writes about Rush Limbaugh’s approval rating — it’s 21% among likely voters. Rush’s fans love him, in fact they love him enough to forgive him for being a hardcore drug addict. If I were a Democratic strategist (and we can all be glad that I’m not), I’d be shoving Rush Limbaugh down the GOP’s throat. This guy is an embarrassment, happy to cheer for America to go down the tubes because the right wing is waning in influence. Now that Democrats don’t have George Bush to inveigh against, they need to start making Rush Limbaugh the new right wing bogey man. I think some concerted effort could drive that 21% number even lower, and he’d take a lot of Republican elected officials with him.