There are tons of fascinating details in the New York Times's long profile of talk radio king Rush Limbaugh, from his twelve-step pill purge to his dismissals of competitors Michael Savage ("He's not even in my rearview mirror") and Sean Hannity ("I have no competitors…Hannity isn't even close to me"). But who knew Limbaugh favored pommes frites over freedom fries?
Unlike many right-wing talk-show hosts, Limbaugh does not view France with hostility. On the contrary, he is a Francophile. His salon, he told me, is meant to suggest Versailles. His main guest suite, which I did not personally inspect, was designed as an exact replica of the presidential suite of the George V Hotel in Paris.