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Clinton Brings Back Mark Penn?

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RUSH: The Drive-Bys are panting away with excitement and the Democrat delegates and the Obama people are scared to death over what Bill Clinton is going to say tonight. So Brian Williams, anchor, NBC Nightly News, spoke with the DNCTV correspondent Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, about Clinton's speech tonight. Just now, just this afternoon. Brian Williams said, "Bill Clinton tonight, Andrea. It will be interesting to know when that one is loaded in the teleprompter, who has read it. What do you think he's going to do?"

MITCHELL: I think it's a late load to the teleprompter, and I think Mark Penn is back in the game. So here you've got all these big fat cats, the Obama money people angry that they don't want to pay her debt 'cause it's going to pay off Mark Penn, you know, the "loathed," quote, unquote, political consultant that they think brought race and also anger into the campaign -- and he's now back in the game helping Bill Clinton, we are told, with his speech. You can't make this up.

RUSH: Oh, this is just juicy. If this is true, if Bill Clinton went and got Mark Penn out of retirement to help write this speech and then let everybody know that is happening, that is another thumb in the eye of Obama, because Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, is right. They hate Mark Penn, 'cause they think Mark Penn came up with all the dirt and started all the negative campaigning against The Messiah, and most of her debt is owed to Mark Penn. I think $10 million or more she owes to Mark Penn. They hate Penn, and they don't want to help her pay off her debt 'cause he's going to get most of it. So Clinton lets it be known that Mark Penn is back helping write this speech? (laughing) And Mark Penn, what does Mark Penn know about foreign policy? Which is what they want Clinton to talk about.

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RUSH: Bonita Springs, Florida, this is Paul, and I'm glad you called, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, how you doing?

RUSH: Excellent to sometimes outstanding.

CALLER: Very well. I want to take a quick minute or two to see what your thought was on a different take on Bill Clinton's X-Y analogy. Most people, you know, pretty much come to the conclusion that he's referring to Obama-McCain, but I have a little different take on it, and that is, I don't think the Clintons have given up on Hillary for this year yet. Since the roll call is today, I think that there was another subtle interpretation that could be made of who would you choose --

RUSH: You think --

CALLER: -- Hillary or Obama.

RUSH: You the X-Y comparison was Hillary and Obama? But wait, the problem is that both Hillary and Obama agree on everything, and Clinton's analogy said, "Okay, got candidate X, and you believe everything candidate X says but can't get anything done, and you've got candidate Y, you believe half of what candidate Y says--" do you think that there's a 50% difference in perception of policy in the Democratic delegates between Obama and Hillary?

CALLER: I think Hillary wants to win this year, and I think that if the Democrats were smart, I think the election is over, I think Obama is finished, and I also think it's going to be a landslide for McCain if Obama continues. I think if they were smart in this roll call they would go for Clinton and overturn the whole thing. I don't think the Clintons have given up. I think there's a subtle message to the delegates --

RUSH: Maybe so, they may not have given up, but if that happens tonight, if that happens tonight, I mean I would love to see it, but do you people really want Hillary to be the nominee after all of this?

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