Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh continues to make news in the presidential race -- and mostly on the Democratic side.
He is urging his Texas listeners to cross over to the Democratic primary today and vote for Hillary Clinton, arguing that keeping her candidacy alive against Barack Obama helps Republicans. "We need Barack Obama bloodied up politically," he said on Fox News on Friday.
Limbaugh -- unintentionally, he says -- might have done some bloodying of Obama himself. On his Monday show, he laughed when a caller said their daughter thought Obama looked like Curious George, the children's book character.
"Don't make me laugh," Limbaugh said, chuckling. "I can't laugh."
He later apologized to Obama after, he said, staffers told him that Curious George is a monkey.
"I never heard of Curious George," he told listeners, according to a transcript on Limbaugh's website. He went on to say that when he was growing up, he watched Yogi Bear and the Jetsons instead.
He said the caller had been "fired." "We're not going to put up with this on this program," Limbaugh told listeners. "We're not going to tolerate this kind of stuff."
But then another caller said she didn't believe Limbaugh didn't know of Curious George. "I just think that's really a shame," the caller said.
"The real shame here is that you have such prejudice," replied Limbaugh, who earlier in the campaign railed against likely Republican nominee John McCain and for Mitt Romney.