What Do Rush and A-Rod Share?

At first glance, conservative chieftain Rush Limbaugh and baseball star Alex Rodriguez appear to have little in common—aside from their history of drug use, of course. But according to CNN commentator Robert Zimmerman, the talk show host and Yankee slugger share a lot: “Neither is capable of shame, and, ultimately, both are corrosive to America today,” he writes. Both are emblematic, he says, of the hypocrisy that is spreading through the country, and especially the Republican Party, which is moving ever further from the mainstream. “Although the nation has moved beyond the hypocritical and partisan political games of the past, the Republican Congressional leadership and Rush Limbaugh revel in it,” Zimmerman writes.