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05/09/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rush Limbaugh Hurls Racist 'Massa' Comment At David Paterson (AUDIO)

Rush Limbaugh hurled a racist comment towards embattled New York Governor David Paterson on his radio show Tuesday.

Discussing the resignation of Rep. Eric Massa and the possibility that Paterson would appoint his replacement or call a special election, Limbaugh invoked Massa's last name in a reference to slavemasters, also known as "massas."

"I am reasonably sure that Paterson will be appointing the replacement, assuming that he, you know, doesn't resign in the next 60 or 90 days," a caller said to Limbaugh.

"Let's assume you're right," Limbaugh responded. "So, David Paterson will become the massa...who gets to appoint whoever gets to take Massa's place. So, for the first time in his life, Paterson's gonna be a massa. Interesting, interesting."

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