Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has become such a controversial
figure that everything from his health to his investments to his favorite music can draw
furious criticism. So it will be interesting to see if this surprising
detail of Rush's life inspires a similar firestorm: He loves scented
candles. That detail is revealed in a new biography by New York Times
Magazine writer Zev Chafets, as reproduced in David Frum's
Washington Post review of the book:
Largely decorated by Limbaugh himself, [his Palm Beach house] reflects the things and places he has seen and admired. A massive chandelier in the dining room, for example, is a replica of the one that hung in the lobby of New York's Plaza Hotel. The vast salon is meant to suggest Versailles. The main guest suite, which I didn't visit, is an exact replica of the Presidential Suite at the Hotel George V in Paris. There is a full suit of armor on display, as well as a life-size oil painting of El Rushbo. Fragrant candles burned throughout the house, a daily home-from-the-wars ritual.Balloon Juice blogger DougJ, who pulled out the strange detail, quips, "Colbert is going to have a great time with this."