The relationship with the radio host goes back to the White House

By Kate Meyers
Updated April 15, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Rush Brush: Much has been made of producers Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason’s connections to the Clintons, but it seems they also have a relationship with conservative radio kingpin Rush Limbaugh, who will appear on an episode of their Hearts Afire. ”Rush’s father was a conservative attorney in southeast Missouri and Linda’s father was a liberal attorney. This is just the next generation,” says Harry Thomason, who adds that all three have slept in the White House’s Lincoln bedroom. What do the Clintons think of their friends’ star treatment of Rush? ”You wouldn’t invite a guest into your home and mistreat him,” says Thomason. ”The President understands that.”