It's official now. Rush Limbaugh is the undisputed owner of the GOP. There had been pretty compelling evidence that he was consolidating his grip on the Republican Party for quite some time. But until recently he had only exercised his discipline over funny non-entities like Phil Gingrey and Mark Sanford.
Now he's made an example of the top reaches of the GOP by forcing Michael Steele to make a humiliating public apology.
Wonkette had the funniest headline, Rush Limbaugh has Balls of Steele, but the DCCC came up with their own funny slant. It's a utility for generating apologies to Limbaugh called I'm Sorry Rush.
Whatever the long term implications of an entertainer owning one of the two major electoral parties, it's certainly a unique and interesting development, and it'll be fascinating to see how a party totally revolving around an AM radio talk show host does in the electoral arena.