By now, I'm sure everyone has seen that Michael J. Fox commercial that has created so much controversy. He is endorsing a Missouri candidate who supports embryonic stem cell research and being one of the most prominent people suffering from Parkinson's, he's seen very visibly dealing with the effects of the disease.
The controversy pot got stirred when nobody's favorite pompous talk show host Rush Limbaugh accused Fox of hamming it up for the camera. At first he said he either purposely didn't take his medicine or was acting because he is an actor. He later backpedaled a bit to change his accusation to Fox was just playing victim for the Democrats to help their candidate.
Now I am in NO way a Rush supporter. To quote one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies "9 to 5", I think he's a sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot. However, even before I heard his idiotic comments, I had some doubts myself. the only reason being that I had JUST seen Fox on an episode of "Boston Legal" and he looked just fine. No shaking or anything. I had no doubt he wasn't acting in the ad; I just thought maybe he wasn't taking his medication.
The more I thought about it, the more I knew I had to be wrong. We all know those shows are taped weeks and sometimes months in advance. Who's to say his condition hadn't deteriorated to the point of where it is now? Then I came across the video for Fox's response on CBS where he responds to the criticisms and he makes perfectly good sense.
The most telling point of Fox's retort which I enjoyed watching was how he blew away Rush's last weak argument about being a patsy. He indicated Parkinson's is a bipartisan issue and he'll support any candidate who supports stem cell research. Personally, I'll believe MJF over Rush any day of the week. Sue had it right on the money with her assessment of that druggie. Leave Mike alone and worry about your own glass house, Rush. You loser.