Aw, come on. Is he kidding? Of all people, a showman like Limbaugh should know that this would have been the greatest thing ever simply for the storytelling afterwards. The furtive eye contact; the awkward pauses; the tense, clipped conversation, pregnant with political significance, about whether Rush was happy with the health care he was getting at the hospital. It would have been like that Pacino/DeNiro scene in “Heat” — albeit much, much less hammy.

Shamefully, the audio cuts off here before the funniest line is uttered. Read down to the end of Politico’s transcript for that.