From Political Animal at Washington Monthly:
AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE…. Last week, Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R) of Kansas was asked whether Rush Limbaugh was the “de facto leader of the GOP.” Tiahrt rejected the idea out of hand, telling the Kansas City Star, “No, no, he’s just an entertainer.”
This is, of course, the one line elected Republican officials are not supposed to cross. Limbaugh is to be revered, not dismissed.