Welker's Wife Backtracks and Apologizes
RUSH: Something fascinating happened after the Patriots-Ravens game on Sunday. Did you hear about this? The wife of Wes Welker, number 83, the wide receiver, slot receiver for the Patriots, who is playing this year under the franchise tag. Wes Welker wanted a long-term deal. The Patriots said no. So a one year franchise tag deal with a little over nine million. He would love a long-term deal but may get tagged again, one year. Probably the going rate next year for slot receivers will be $11 million a year.
Anyway he's married to a former Hooters babe, and she went to Facebook and ripped into Ray Lewis, the linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, and she ripped into everybody idolizing Lewis and praising Ray Lewis and talked about the incident that happened in Atlanta at a long-ago Super Bowl in which a couple people died at a place Lewis was. He was originally charged and then was allowed to make a plea deal, obstruction of justice, do some community service. Now Ray Lewis has found God, become a model citizen, and she talks about all this with a little venom, and then happens to mention that everybody's lionizing a guy who's had six kids with four women.
I found it fascinating, because here's her husband, who is a model citizen, who hasn't given anybody any trouble whatsoever. He's not gotten involved. He doesn't have multiple kids with multiple women, none of this, and yet he can't get a multiple deal, he can't get lionized praise. So, you know, a loyal wife here. Anyway, after she posted that, it wasn't long before she posted an apology.
"I'm deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook. I let the competitiveness of the game and the comments people were making about a team I dearly love get the best of me. My actions were emotional and irrational and I sincerely apologize to Ray Lewis and anyone affected by my comment after yesterday's game. It is such an accomplishment for any team to make it to the NFL playoffs, and the momentary frustration I felt should not overshadow the accomplishments of both of these amazing teams."
Well, that's the question. Who got to her? Now, last year, after the Super Bowl, you recall it was Gisele Brady who dumped on Welker for not catching a last-minute pass thrown by her husband Tom Brady. I don't know that Gisele ever apologized. Brady, of course, covered the bridge with Welker. But somebody got to her and got to her pretty fast. Look, I don't know anybody involved here. I don't want to attach too much to this. You know how in the heat of emotion what you really think tends to come out. And then after you've thought about it and reflected on it, or after you've been hammered by either the boss or a distant boss, such as the league office, then you say, "You know, I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean any of that. I was just caught up in the emotion of it all."
She didn't play. Her husband played but she didn't play, so forth. You know what? It probably would be, in this case, extremely wise of me not to tell you what I think went on here because it doesn't mean anything anyway. It's not important at the end of the day and because I'm right it'll only get me in trouble. I'm trying to maintain my lower profile, trying not be noticed, stay out of stuff like this. I'm happy enough to chronicle it. I think there's a perfectly logical explanation for this and why this happened. But I could only get in trouble by being right and telling you about it. It's enough just to say that she issued an apology and she didn't mean it, just caught up in the emotion. And six kids with four wives, hey, at least we're not talking about Shawty Lo here, with 11 kids and ten wives. There's a difference.
No, you're not gonna goad me into it. I'm not the only one who figured it out. No, you don't. You don't need to know the reason. Trust me. It's societal evolution, but no there's a very deeply personal reason why Welker's wife did this, deeply personal reason. And it's not so much about Ray Lewis. It's a window into the thinking of a lot of people. That's all I'm gonna tell you, but beyond that, it won't serve me any purpose being right. I have learned, folks, being right is what gets me into trouble. It is. People don't want to hear it if it's right and if it violates some sort of political correctness.
Beyonce Faked It
RUSH: My gosh, folks, is nothing sacred? Is nothing sacred? It has now been confirmed that Beyonce lip-synched the National Anthem at the immaculation ceremony yesterday. I mean, the next thing we're gonna hear that Obama read his speech off a teleprompter. For crying out loud, nothing is sacred. She lip-synched the National Anthem. CNN has confirmed it. It was also reported in Politico and the Times of London that Beyonce lip-synched the National Anthem. Can I be honest? What's the big deal about that?
This is intrigues me.
With everything happening, we're stopping the presses to report that Beyonce lip-synched the anthem? Big whoop. With everything going on, with the contents of Obama's actual immaculation address, with what the media is admitting to now about what they think their role is...? We have it now officially.
Rangel Targets the South
RUSH: Charlie Rangel, a member of Congress from Harlem, was on TV back on January 16th and said (impression), "Some of these southern areas have cultures that we're going to have overcome when it comes to gun control. We're going to have overcome some of these cultures in the South." Look, they're telling us exactly what they're gonna do: Marginalize the South. That's where all you gun nuts are. See, Lincoln didn't finish the job.