DID Maher ever call her a cunt? I watch just about every episode. He's called her a bimbo, an idiot, a fucking whackjob, but I've never heard him use that word to describe Palin.
Rush slandered a woman who is NOT a public figure. Maher used ad hominem criticisms of a well-known person. There is a HUGE difference. It's not hypocrisy.
The only thing that irritates me is that the sponsors decided to pull out NOW, as opposed to the innumerable times Rush has said something insensitive, slanderous, or flat-out wrong.