After days of criticism from the left and Democrats -- and the loss of several advertisers -- Rush Limbaugh has apologized to the Georgetown law student he called "a slut" on his show last week. In a statement posted to his website, Limbaugh says he "did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke."
"My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir," Limbaugh says in the statement. "I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices."
Limbaugh goes on to criticize the the plan to expand insurance coverage of contraception, and ding President Obama. Limbaugh says, "for over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation."
Read the rest of the statement here.