RUSH: Scarborough show this morning on PMSNBC and Scarborough said, "Americans are tired of Afghanistan and Iraq and all these wars, especially the president's base. They want our troops home."
AXELROD: It's the first obligation of the president to keep the American people safe. He's going to make the decisions that he thinks offer us the best opportunity in this regard. I guarantee you that he's not sitting there -- as much as I know you guys love your polls -- he's not sitting there reading the NBC poll this morning and thinking, man, I need to address my strategy.
OBAMA: He's a jackass.
RUSH: David Axelrod there saying that Obama doesn't listen to polls, doesn't read polls, doesn't care what NBC says, and the first obligation of the president is to keep the American people safe. No, the first obligation of this president is to make sure our enemies are not offended. Now, yesterday -- and I got a lot of grief on this, caught a lot of grief in the e-mail. Yesterday, I kind of lost it toward the end of the program, all the sound bites and Afghanistan was a big subject yesterday and, you know, the general says we need 40,000 more troops or we're gonna lose and Obama says, well, let me think about it, and the Washington Post says, well, maybe he's forgotten his policy that he instituted in March. Maybe he's forgotten it? Then they were all worried about the leak, how did this even get leaked, who did it? Did Obama leak it to back himself into a corner? It was absurd. And then Hillary weighed in, general doesn't know what he's talking about, a nice guy, doesn't know what he's talking about.
Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, with her many years of military experience and training, tells us that the general doesn't know what he's talking about. I made mention of the fact that she once tried to join the Marines, that's as close as she got, I couldn't remember if it was the Marines or the Army, and she tried to say they wouldn't let her in because they were sexist and she was a woman and that wasn't the reason. They didn't have uniforms or boots big enough to fit that butt and those ankles. Now, I caught hell for that. Well, not a lot of hell, but I mean there's some people out there that were upset. It's kind of like my mother. You know, early on in this program's existence, probably was in the first three months, I happened to make a comment that I thought Amy Carter was the most unattractive presidential daughter. And my mother called me that night, "You can't say that. People can't help the way they look. You can't start saying that about people. People are not going to take you seriously. You destroy every bit of credibility when you start talking like that. Besides, you forgot about Margaret Truman."
My mother was a natural comedian. So I get all this grief from people, so we went back to the archives and here's the audio sound bite. June 15th, 1994, from my television show, this clip of Hillary Clinton telling the story, going into her local recruitment office in 1975, she was telling the story to the League of Women Voters, and the laughter that you will hear is from my studio audience.
HILLARY: I think it was just my bad luck that the person who happened to be there on duty could not have been older than 21, was in perfect physical shape, so I sat down and I said, "You know, I wanted to explore," I didn't know whether I thought active duty would be a good idea, reserve, you know, maybe National Guard, something along those lines, I was already a lawyer, I thought there were some roles I could perform. I was going on and on, you know, trying to justify my existence and this young man looked at me and he said, "How old are you?" I said, "Well, 27." He looked at me, and in those days that was before I learned how to wear contact lenses, I had these really thick glasses on.
RUSH: Yeah, so it was ageism, the Marines didn't let her in because she was too old and she had bad eyes, bad vision, Coke-bottle glasses, you don't qualify. This, as I recall, was Mrs. Clinton attempting to establish her credentials as a military person. It's kind of like she said that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary who climbed Mt. Everest. The only problem with that, that nobody had ever heard of him when she was born. He hadn't yet climbed the mountain. She just totally made it up. So I'm telling you, the real reason that she didn't get in the Marines was not the Coke-bottle glasses. They just didn't have uniforms that fit. It's that simple.
RUSH: Let's not forget, by the way, Mrs. Clinton, the Marine business, she doesn't look that good in those Mao style pantsuits that she wears now, either. I mean it is what it is. You are who you are, Bill Parcells. You can say you have a lot of moral victories and your record is 4-12 but you're still 4-12 at the end of the season. You don't look good in Mao style pantsuits, you don't look good in Mao style pantsuits. I remember Maureen Dowd wrote a piece saying Hillary was lying about that. I don't know. The disingenuousness of these people is just on parade daily.