Shortly after the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke (pronounced “Fluck”) flap started, one of Rush’s west coast advertisers, Sleep Train, released a statement: “As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person. We have currently pulled our ads with Rush Limbaugh.”
Sleep Train soon discovered that turnabout is fair play when they decided it was time to start advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show again.
“Thank you for your requests last week and this week to restart your voiced endorsement in local markets of The Rush Limbaugh Show,” the email begins. “Rush received your requests personally.”
“Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.
“Rush appreciates your long friendship and your past support, and we wish you good luck in the future.”
When other former advertisers request to start advertising again, Limbaugh should simply respond, “Sorry, but you’re Fluked.”