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Just so we’re all on the same page here and to avoid any confusion (though complete and utter bafflement is still acceptable): Yes, it’s that Bill Maher and that Rush Limbaugh we’re talking about. While some of his sponsors, late night talk-show hosts, and even the president have gone against Limbaugh in the wake of his controversial statements in which he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” after she testified before Congress about government-funded contraception, the conservative talking head has found the unlikeliest supporter in this firestorm: Bill Maher. Again, that Bill Maher.

Maher, who is no stranger to starting trouble on Twitter, posted from his page on Tuesday night, “Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout.”

Barring the possibility we’ve actually warped into some bizarro world overnight where Maher sides with Limbaugh (whose job, he previous stated, is to “scare white men as they get into their truck at lunchtime”) on anything, will even the most liberal liberals think he’s dead wrong about this, or does Maher actually have a point here? Or…is this Maher’s cover for the even cruder things he’s said about the likes of Sarah Palin and Elisabeth Hasselbeck? Share in the comments section below.

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