RUSH: By the way, Barack Obama has recorded a tune, has asked us to play it here on the EIB Network.
(playing of Barack Obama middle name spoof)
That is white comedian Paul Shanklin as Barack Obama and I'm Not Ashamed of My Middle Name. For those of you youngsters out there, that's a takeoff of Ain't That a Shame by the great Fats Domino from New Orleans. Now, this is about, of course, the warmup act at the McCain rally in Cincinnati. Bill Cunningham went out there and used the middle name of Obama, and the media and McCain and everybody had a conniption fit. "How outrageous," everybody caterwauled, "how unprofessional. We're not going to sit here and demean the honor of this campaign," blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. "Stumping for Clinton, Gloria Steinem says that McCain's POW credential is overrated." Yes, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, one of the original feminazis, took the time to stump on Hillary Clinton's behalf in Austin, Texas, recently, quickly proving that she has lost none of her taste for provocation. She's 73 now, and she's up there on the stage. She did agree with the importance of McCain's time as a POW in Vietnam. In an interview with the New York Observer afterwards, she suggested that Barack Obama benefits and Clinton suffers because Americans view racism more seriously than sexism.
All right, now, have you seen any outrage over this? Okay. So we've got a candidate whose middle name is Hussein. People use it, and all hell breaks loose. "That's right, Mr. Limbaugh, because you know why, Mr. Limbaugh, it's an attempt to inflict racism and anti-religious bigotry into the campaign." It's his middle name, for crying out loud. Then comes Gloria Steinem, attacking our candidate's POW time, denigrating it, saying, it doesn't credential him -- by the way, I predicted this, folks. I told you, we get down to pedal to the metal time, the Democrats are not going to be impressed with McCain's service to the country. It's going to all vanish, all going to go away. Predicted this. Sometimes it actually disappoints me, makes me mad how right I am. But, you know, you can talk about McCain's prisoner of war credentials being overrated. I don't know what she knows about being a prisoner of war, but she is overrated herself and understands that to a T.