The media focus has been on the fact that Rush Limbaugh called Michelle Obama "fat" and that she doesn't follow her own nutrition advice.
We could spend countless column inches on the irony of Limbaugh's weight (vs. Michelle Obama's weight) or the fact that Limbaugh isn't known for his use of the truth in his radio show.
But Limbaugh's lack of comprehension is something that Michelle's husband, the president of the United States, would call a "teachable moment."
"She is demanding that everybody basically eat cardboard and tofu. No calories, no fat, no nothing"
-- Nope, never said that. Not even close. Any dietary expert would never such a thing.
"spotted eating and they were feasting on ribs, ribs that were 1,575 calories per serving with 141 grams of fat per serving"
-- Well, you can still have ribs and eat healthy. And you can occasionally overeat and do okay. Not sure where Rush got his "facts" but they may be closer to the truth. And even if they are, Michelle Obama has said you can have treats every once in a while.
"Haven't seen any evidence here if that advice is being followed that it works, that's all. It's just, look it folks, leaders lead."
-- Evidence? This is probably why Rush said nasty things about Mrs. Obama's weight. When you look at her, she is in a lot better shape than most women, and men. And quite frankly, better shape than Limbaugh.
Balance. This is what it is all about. If you are generally good, you can have a treat. The more that you are in shape (i.e., high metabolism), the more you can relax. To get the fun, you need the burn.
Rush Limbaugh's radio show is 3 hours each weekday. Even if Limbaugh devoted one whole episode to actual nutrition information, he would seem to need longer to comprehend the basics.
The better question is whether the "dittoheads" — as Limbaugh's fans are known — could learn a lot in a 3-hour block. They certainly will learn faster than their mentor.