RUSH: I know. Snerdley, you are exactly right. No matter what happens tonight in the Hawkeye Cauci, I, El Rushbo, will be blamed. No question. If Huckabee loses, I get blamed. If Romney wins, I get blamed. If Fred Thompson shows better than expected, I get blamed. If Hillary comes in third, I get blamed. The only scenario in which I don't get blamed is if Obama comes in big-time number one and then they'll say not even Limbaugh can hurt him, but they'll blame me for Hillary. Welcome, my friends, here we are. We have an abbreviated week here on the EIB Network. It feels like Tuesday to me, but it's already Thursday here on the fastest week in media, Rush Limbaugh behind the Golden EIB Microphone available to you at 800-282-2882, the e-mail address is ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
To show you, ladies and gentlemen, the power and the influence of this program, I am now watching various television commercials running and aired by Mrs. Clinton, and the Vaseline on the lens that they use to film this commercial -- in fact, Mike, I want to go to audio sound bite number 17. I told the broadcast engineer we're going to start at the top of the audio sound bite roster but I just now decided, since this show has no writers, we can be spontaneous and do what we want to do when we want to do it. Here is Hardball with Chris Matthews last night about Mrs. Clinton's latest television ad.
MATTHEWS: The key light has gotten her so whited out. You know, she looks like the man from glad except she's incredibly good-looking. That's the Hillary Clinton we're going to get if we elect her? I know her in person, she's wonderful in person, but that charming, delightful, soft, mellifluous presence there.
RUSH: That's not what we get in person is what he meant to say, we get this on TV. Is this what we're going to see? And, of course, this goes back, ladies and gentlemen, to my simply brilliant monologue of a few weeks ago after seeing this picture of Mrs. Clinton, asking, "Do Americans want to watch a female president age daily before their eyes, given that this is a society that's obsessed with perfection when it comes to looks." That monologue still resonating in the Drive-Bys, still resonating in the Clinton campaign. The power and influence of this program is profound.