I guess the campaign to make Rush Limbaugh into such a big campaign issue that it will make people forget about the godawful economy would suffer a setback if Axelrod were to schmooze with Maher. Thus the decision to leave Maher high and dry. I just wonder why it is that anyone would associate with the likes of Maher in the first place. Especially given his latest. I can only guess that since Maher’s politics are not of the starboard side, his execrable comments get a pass.