RUSH: I am so glad, so glad to be back with you, my friends. El Rushbo, America's Real Anchorman, the one and only, back in the saddle, as they say, here at the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Telephone number is 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
Okay, so what do I start with today? Let's go through the list of possibilities, what we start with today. The new financial bill, even worse than the health care bill, being shoved through as quickly as possible, giving the government control of 60% of the economy when it comes to financial services. The oil spill, the total lack of leadership in the government, who claim to have the smartest and the best and the brightest people ever to serve in Washington, DC, and they are clueless. They haven't the slightest idea. Obama said, "Plug the hole." And, of course, I thought I was listening to Clinton when he said, "Plug the hole," just plug the hole, just go plug the hole. It's easy for you to say, "Yeah, just go plug the hole." And Obama's one of these guys, all the other people in the world do the real work and it just happens as far as he's concerned. He doesn't know how anything actually gets done. Just go plug the hole, damn it, I'm ticked off, plug the hole.
We have a potential impeachable offense with this Joe Sestak thing. Was he or was he not offered a federal job in exchange for not running for the Senate in the primary against Arlen Specter? And in this is a subset. It appears that Rahm Emanuel is being thrown under the bus. It looks like the new chief of staff might be Senator Turban. And Schumer and Turban seem to be aligned to get this done using the Sestak thing as the springboard because it appears they're trying to set Rahm Emanuel up as the fall guy on being the one who offered the gig. I'll explain all this as the program unfolds. We continue to find new things in the health care -- not new to us -- we continue to find things in the health care bill that we all knew about, but the State-Controlled Media is just now finding out about, and others are just now finding out about, that are not good in terms of its effect on small business, tax increases for everybody, and so forth. Then we have Elena Kagan and her total lack of any qualification to be a Supreme Court justice, other than the fact she's a friend of Obama.
We also have the Drive-Bys moving into a house right next door to Sarah Palin. The author of a book on Palin is moving 15 feet away from her house for six months. Now, there's a book out by Zev Chafets on me. Chafets did not seek to move in next door. He couldn't have afforded it anyway. It wasn't even in his mind to try. He didn't have to try because I was a willing participant in this book. I have to marvel, the left is just beside themselves at Chafets. Oh, they hate his guts now. They're accusing him of being a Limbaugh lapdog and other more vulgar things. The Media Matters people, I don't even want to use the word, but it's interesting. The Washington Post hires somebody who hates me to do the book review, David Frum, and now they have an apology, oh, gee, we didn't know, 'cause reviewing books at newspapers you're supposed to hire somebody that's impartial, has no axe to grind, doesn't know the author, the book or what have you. And the Washington Post says they didn't really know that this contretemps existed, which I guess they didn't know that Frum wrote the cover story on Newsweek, which is for sale because it lost $28 million.
I don't know what Frum's bug up his rear end is with me anyway. We used to e-mail back and forth when he was -- (interruption) well, I know he's jealous, but it's more than that. I've never said one negative thing to him. I know that he's part of the Reagan era is over crowd and so forth. We've had our battles about that, but regardless they've had to apologize now for that and they've had to apologize for a couple of errors Frum made in reviewing the book. The New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin, she hates me, she hates Chafets. Then the New York Times went ahead after her review and ran the first chapter on their website, which ticked off everybody at the New York Times. If you got a bad review of the book and you got a reviewer that hates the subject, hates the author, then why do you run the first chapter? You know, even when I'm not here, ladies and gentlemen, we stir things up like a boiling pot. Brent Bozell at the Media Research Center sent me a note. He said, "Rush, you have got to plug this book. This is the first time anybody has actually told the truth about you and tried to get to know the truth about you."
He said, "I think he got a couple things wrong on you and race, but, for crying out loud, Rush, every other Rush Limbaugh book has been by somebody that hates your guts, has to lie and make it up. This guy told the truth. You gotta plug this, you gotta make this number one on the New York Times list, Rush, because it will send a message, number one, it will help the author, and I don't know this author," he wrote me, "I don't know Zev Chafets," but he said, "It will also send a message to all these other journalists that you can score big by being respectful to conservatives." Which would never happen but it's an interesting thought that Brent Bozell had. I noticed you can't get it on the iBookstore or Kindle, it's not an e-book yet. They ought to do that. Sentinel is the publisher. So, anyway, there's that. [More Rush on the book.]
Then we have the Drive-Bys trashing Rand Paul, which is predictable. We have the White House being less and less covered by the Drive-Bys, and the State-Controlled Media is starting to turn just a little, it's not a big deal, but they're starting to turn on Obama when it comes to the oil spill and when it comes to Afghanistan and they're starting to get a little bit upset that Obama is not talking to them. And apparently Gibbs, the most brilliant White House press secretary we've ever had, got hold of the Drive-Bys the other day and in private said, "You're asking too many questions about the oil spill. You need to be asking these questions of BP." You got Ken Salazar out there saying, "Don't worry, our boot is still on BP's throat, we're going to handle it," and Salazar, stealing an idea he obviously heard on this program 'cause nobody else has said it, said, "Look at what we were able to do during Apollo 13. We were able to put something together, working together with Apollo 13 and bring those astronauts back." As somebody said, if Salazar wants to do a similar action to Apollo 13's rescue, there is no single guy in charge like there was then to lead the effort, and the astronauts would be dead by now if it were up to the Obama administration to do Apollo 13.
Meanwhile, Bobby Jindal desperately wants a federal permit to build some barrier islands to keep the oil spill away from the primary shore, and he can't get the federal permit, which is what people genuinely dislike about government, the bureaucrat, the bureaucracy, the maze that you have to go through. All he wants is a permit. Frankly, it upsets people he has to have permission from the Obama administration to do it. But then he asks for it and he can't get it, or hasn't gotten it yet. There are now accusations that BP really doesn't care about anything but the money, that they're siphoning some of the oil just to be able to sell it, that their focus is not on plugging the hole, it is recovering as much of the oil as possible, siphoning it up to the surface to container ships. Then over in Congress you have these leeches in Congress who also see only a money opportunity here. They want to increase the liability cap. They want BP to really have to pay through the nose in the form of penalties and taxes for this. Nobody in government, other than Obama, "Hey, plug the hole, just plug the hole, I gotta go on vacation, plug the hole. I'm going on vacation, I can't be bothered, Arlington Cemetery, I'm going to go to Lincoln's place in Illinois, plug the hole, plug it." Nobody's doing anything except trying to figure out how they can punish, how they can look like they're doing the greatest hearings and how they can get the most penalties and fines and money out of this.
We don't have just the oil spill to worry about. We now have the continued spill of illegal immigrants into our country with Obama now siding with the Phoenix Suns on Los Suns with the jerseys they wear, siding with the illegal immigrants, once again siding against the American people. This means that Obama is supporting the inclusion of politics into professional sports. I wonder if it were not the St. Louis Rams, instead it was the Los Rams, that people would not have objected to my attempt to be part of the ownership group trying to buy it. Can't have politics in sports, you see, except when Obama agrees. And for all the oil spill and all the illegals, folks, we are spilling red ink like -- the national debt is now over $13 trillion. The average household share of that's $117,000, and it's growing. There's no way we're ever going to be able to pay this back. There's no way of retiring the debt. This debt is now 90% of our GDP. Wouldn't it be funny, we have Europe in crisis, the Germans want to go back to the Deutschmark. They want to get rid of the euro.
Wouldn't it be delightful if the so-called "Bush recession," which is what this is labeled, wouldn't it be fascinating if the Bush recession was responsible for the collapse of European socialism, like Reagan and his defense spending led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, "Bush's recession" -- dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut -- leads to the collapse of European socialism. You think Bush would get the credit for that? I doubt it. Then we have Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey showing us what a leader looks like again. "Nope, we are not going to raise property taxes. We don't have a revenue problem in my state," he says. "We have a spending problem."
But where would I like to start? With none of those. From the Washington Post: "High school students and college-age adults have been complaining to District officials that the free condoms the city has been offering are not of good enough quality and are too small and that getting them from school nurses is 'just like asking grandma or auntie.' So DC officials have decided to stock up on Trojan condoms, including the company's super-size Magnum variety, and they have begun to authorize teachers or counselors, preferably male, to distribute condoms to students if the teachers complete a 30-minute online training course called 'Wrap M.C.' -- for Master of Condoms." I am not making this up. Students are offended the condoms are too small and they're not the right brand. They want bigger and better condoms. So the school district, "Okay, okay, okay, fine, we'll give you condoms made by Trojan, and we'll give you the giant size condoms, Magnum variety," and the teachers take a training course here called Wrap M.C., Master of Condoms.
"Health officials and consumer advocates say that in terms of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, there's no difference between Trojans and the less-expensive Durex condoms that the city is offering. But because Trojans are considered the better-known brand, city officials say, they are willing to spend an extra few thousand dollars a year to try to persuade sexually active teenagers to practice safer sex," using condoms. Now, the fallacy here is that this is safer sex. One of the students quoted in this story is in his thirties. I kid you not. One of the students quoted is in his thirties. One of the guys here is T. Squalls. That's the student. "If people get what they don't want, they're just going to trash 'em. So why not spend a few extra dollars and get what people want?" Yeah. They're going to do it anyway, so why not spend a little more so these miscreants can go out and pretend that there's no consequences to what they're doing. So Obama said, plug the hole, and the DC school district heard him.