The Washington Times - January 29, 2009, 06:43AM

A Republican congressman who had bashed Rush Limbaugh’s criticism of GOP leaders has apologized to Limbaugh and his “fellow conservatives,” Politico is reporting.

Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia says his original comments were taken out of context and “read much harsher than they were actually intended.”

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A previous report quoted Gingrey as saying it was easy for conservative commentators to “throw bricks.”

“I am one of you,” Gingrey says in a new statement to conservatives, who flooded his office with angry calls. “I see eye-to-eye with Rush Limbaugh.”

Well, I guess we know who’s running the Republican Party now.

If Gingrey sees “eye-to-eye with Rush Limbaugh,” then that means he thinks his leaders in Congress are spineless, right?  That doesn’t sound like a smart way to get ahead, but I could be wrong.

When Gingrey first said it’s easy for conservative commentators to “stand back and throw bricks,” what he meant was “Rush Limbaugh gets more voters on his side in a day than I’ll get in a decade.”