When Rush Limbaugh made remarks about Sandra Fluke, he was castigated. Commenters at Blogcritics tried to hide behind the "Sandra Fluke is a private citizen" argument. Well, guess who now has made unflattering comments? And about whom? The person making the remark was none other than syndicated talk radio host Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Is he a public figure? And he made his remark about Senator James Inhofe (R-OK). I've heard of Inhofe, so I guess he, too, is a public figure.
Robert Kennedy Jr. issued a strong criticism of Senator Inhofe on Twitter. On March 6, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tweeted, "Speaking of prostitutes, big oil's top call girl Sen Inhofe wants to kill fuel economy backed by automakers, small biz, enviros, & consumers."
Kennedy's tweet was apparently in response to a letter Inhofe sent to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson. The letter accused President Barack Hussein Obama's administration of "recklessly" implementing emissions standards for cars. Inhofe has referred to climate change as "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people."
Kennedy works for the Natural Resources Defense Council and was once considered for the EPA's top position. An Inhofe spokesman said, "It's hard to believe that Robert Kennedy Jr. would choose to use such language - especially this week." But Kennedy isn't retracting his tweet. In another tweet on Wednesday he said [of Inhofe], "To my critics: What do you call a politician,- Democrat or Republican, who sells the public interest for money?" Kennedy said that he stands by his statement and underlined the difference between him and Limbaugh: "The context with which Mr. Limbaugh used it was wrong and immoral ... But it's not immoral in using it to apply to a politician who is selling his office." So I guess that Kennedy's opinion made his remarks acceptable, that no response was required.