You might remember Rush Limbaugh’s highly publicized promise that if health-care reform became law, he’d move out of the country. “I don't know. I'll just tell you this, if this passes and it's five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented—I am leaving the country. I'll go to Costa Rica,” he told his audience on March 9.
Well, Rush, pack your bags. After the health-care bill passed Sunday, a couple of "dudes from Brooklyn," as they call themselves, both of whom lack health insurance, have taken it upon themselves to send Rush on his way. The launched a Web site, ATicketforRush.com, and have watched the donations roll in. As of this morning, the pair had raised $1,158, enough for a one-way, first-class ticket to San Jose airport in Costa Rica from Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. The two plan to contact Rush soon about his departure. (They promise to supply a video).
Considering Rush has since backed off the remark (he was quoted out of context!), there's a backup plan if he doesn’t accept the send-off: all money raised will be donated to Limbaugh's favorite organization in the whole wide world: Planned Parenthood.