Rep. Bachmann calls outrage over Limbaugh 'overkill'

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Bloggers on both sides of the issue have raised a similar question in recent weeks as Democrats and many liberal groups have pushed for sponsors to drop Limbaugh's show. Limbaugh last week called a Georgetown University law student a "slut" and a "prostitute." Sandra Fluke, the student, had testified for House Democrats in favor of the White House's contraception coverage mandate. Limbaugh apologized over the weekend.

"I couldn't even repeat on television what has been said about me," Bachmann said. She mentioned the threatening tweets she received as a GOP candidate for the presidential nomination. Federal District Judge Royce Lamberth last month instructed Twitter to release the identity of a user to investigators.

"Now, this is serious," she continued. "I've had things said about me during the course of running for the presidency — there was zero outrage about these statements on the left. Absolutely zero."

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin raised the same issue on her Facebook page this week, asking why those who have condemned Limbaugh over his comments, such as President Obama, have not been so quick to dissociate from comedian and commentator Bill Maher, who insulted Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign with off-color anatomical references.