The riffs in which Rush called Ms. Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” were way below Rush’s usual standard. Frankly, they didn’t make much sense. The fact that she wanted free birth control pills and other appurtenances of contraception made her greedy, not promiscuous, and certainly not a prostitute. So there wasn’t much of a higher purpose–at least, not a coherently expressed one–behind the harsh words, putting Rush’s defenders in a tough spot.
Wanting the health plan that you pay for to include coverage for birth control pills for health reasons or contraception makes one greedy. Looting from Wall Street, on the other hand, is virtuous. And of course George Bush is a genius.