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Does Rush Limbaugh’s apology put his ‘slut’ comment behind him? Not likely

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All of that continued Sunday.

“I think what Rush Limbaugh said about that young woman was not only vile and degrading to her, but to women across the country,” David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior campaign adviser, said on ABC’s “This Week.” Obama had called Fluke to personally offer his support.

The liberal political action committee EMILY’s List put out a call for contributions “to elect pro-choice Democratic women who will stand up to rightwing extremists like Rush Limbaugh!”

“We can't let the Republican crusade against women's rights and access to essential health care continue,” the group says in a new web post. “And make no mistake, people like Rush Limbaugh want to punish each and every one of us for the crime of speaking out on our own behalf. When Rush calls Sandra Fluke a slut, he's calling all of us sluts.”

Even though Limbaugh had “sincerely” apologized, major advertiser Carbonite, the online backup company, said that was not sufficient. In a statement, Carbonite CEO David Friend said:

“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”

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