Well his name is Brown

Rush Limbaugh thinks that Sherrod Brown sounds suspiciously dusky-hued:

Color commentary just might not be Rush Limbaugh’s forte. When Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett was forced out of the Democratic primary in the Senate race in Ohio last week, Limbaugh criticized the New York Times for not saying that the party’s preferred candidate is black.

Limbaugh later discovered through listener e-mails to his radio show that the candidate, Rep. Sherrod Brown , is, oops, actually Caucasian.

“Uh, Sherrod Brown’s a white guy? Then I’m confusing him with somebody. Okay, I’m sorry,” Limbaugh admitted later.

Brown is a seven-term congressman and former Ohio secretary of state. He is currently running against GOP Sen. Mike DeWine .

Brown responded, “Rush Limbaugh obviously knows as much about me as the Republicans know about balancing the budget,” for an article published Friday in the Chronicle-Telegram of Elyria, Ohio.

Following the verbal slip, Limbaugh commented on the steady influx of e-mails: “We have corrected this, and I, you know, I’m not gonna apologize because I don’t think it’s an insult to be black,” he said.

…and that is mighty white of him. Afterall, we didn’t think that his girlfriend was a man just because her name is Daryn.

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