RUSH: They all did very well last night. Everybody on that panel did well last night. It's tough to single any of them out over another, but I have to tell you, I do want to single out Michele Bachmann for a couple of reasons. In the first place she was excellent last night, and she has been said to have fallen out of the top tier. You know, she won the Iowa straw poll, and the next thing that happened was she went overboard on Rick Perry on the vaccine business down in Texas. Then she quoted somebody in the audience at one of the debates as an expert, and that began a bit of a downward slide. But I don't think that was justified. I think she's top drawer.
I don't have any doubt that Michele Bachmann would fight for this country every second she is awake were she to be elected president of the United States. I have no doubt whatsoever she would fight for the traditions and institutions that have defined this country's greatness. I thought she was superb last night -- and I want to mention something else. I meant to get to this yesterday, and it just didn't pan out. You probably have heard by now that Michele Bachmann was a guest on Jimmy Fallon's very low rated NBC late, late, late-night show; comedy show. When she was introduced and came out to assume her seat, the house band played a song. They didn't sing the lyrics, but the title of the song "Lying Assed B-i-itch."
So here comes the only female candidate for president of the United States, a Republican, who was introduced this way. She doesn't know what's going on; she didn't pay attention to the song being played. The drummer in the group tweets the next day that they had done this, laughing about it, yukking it up. Fallon sends out a tweet later saying the drummer's been "grounded," but clearly they were having a great time with it. It was disrespectful, a 100% diss: "Lyin' Assed B-i-itch." To put this in perspective, Hillary wasn't even on the show, and they have this song, "Lyin' Assed B-i-itch!" Now, you watch, I'm gonna get in trouble for equating Hillary with this.
Meanwhile, a major television network, NBC -- a major television network -- does this to the only woman candidate for president, and it is either totally ignored or laughed off as good, clean fun. Can you imagine if Hillary Clinton were a guest on Huckabee's show on Saturday night on Fox (you know, Huckabee musical guest) and can you imagine if Huckabee's band played "Lyin' Assed B-i-itch" as Hillary is walking out after being introduced? Can you imagine the eruption in the media, particularly if Hillary was running for president? I also checked out the NAGs' website, the National Association of Gals. They have nothing up on their site about this, even though the story is now two days old. However, one of their top articles at the NAG website is, "Cain Sexual Harassment in the Campaign Against Women in Public Life."
But the "woman in public life" they're so concerned with at the NAG website is Nancy Pelosi, because they're upset that Herman Cain called her "Princess Nancy. " I kid you not! That's the lead story at the NAG website. It's about what a rotten SOB Herman Cain is for calling Nancy Pelosi "Princess Pelosi," for which he apologized. Meanwhile, NBC asks Michele Bachmann to appear on the Jimmy Fallon show. She walks out, they play that song, and not a word said; other than, "How clever! Oh-ho! Isn't that cool?" A major American television network, and Bachmann was asked about her appearance on the show date after. She said she had a great time. She thought it was a wonderful appearance. It was nothing remarkable, nothing good nor bad, nothing stand out, but she had a good time.
But they played that song when she walked out.
Not one comment about it.
RUSH: This is Greg somewhere in Indiana on the way to Missouri. Is that right?
CALLER: That's right, Rush.
RUSH: Well, great to have you with us.
CALLER: Happy Thanksgiving from the Burkhart family.
RUSH: Thanks very much. I appreciate that.
CALLER: We just wanted to call you because we're engaged in one of those all-American traditions that the Democratic Party would like to put at risk. We have the whole family together, loaded in the mini-van, and we're driving to Grandma's for Thanksgiving.
RUSH: Aw, I just love that. "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go," and no doubt you've got the EIB Network on the car radio.
CALLER: Well, absolutely because, you know, the kids are out of school today, so we wanted to make sure that they were listening to the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.
RUSH: Well, that's why I spelled out the word "b-i..." when talking about Michele Bachmann. I knew there were kids would be listening today.
CALLER: Thank you. They absolutely appreciate that, and I'll tell you, my daughter was very offended that the Jimmy Fallon program did that to Congressman Bachmann. That's incredibly disrespectful.
RUSH: Does your daughter watch Jimmy Fallon when she has the chance?
CALLER: No, she doesn't stay up that late, and that's not particularly her taste. She has better taste than that, Rush.
RUSH: Well, but there's always -- I'm glad to hear that, of course, but there's always TiVo. Are you sure she's not watching it?
CALLER: Actually, with the grades that she has, she's putting in a couple extra hours there, so, I'm pretty sure.
RUSH: Where are you headed in Missouri? Where are you on your way to in Missouri?
CALLER: We're going to St. Louis. Right downtown St. Louis.
RUSH: Oh. Congratulations. That's cool. What are your Black Friday plans? Where are you gonna go shopping?
CALLER: We're probably going to hang out with the family, play a little touch football, and maybe go to a movie. That's our tradition on Black Friday.
RUSH: You're not gonna go shopping? Ho!
CALLER: No, the girls will probably go but the boys are gonna hang out, watch a little football and play a little touch football.
RUSH: I'll tell you what: Tomorrow is gonna be a great football day.
RUSH: Tomorrow we get an unusual two-out-of-three guaranteed good games, and maybe the Dolphins-Cowboys game is gonna be good, too, with the way the Dolphins are playing. Normally this game would be a Cowboys walk. Normally this game is when you turn off the TV, go have Thanksgiving, get ready for the Fort'iners and Ravens at night. But now this game is gonna have great potential.
RUSH: This is Bill Hemmer this morning, Fox News Channel, interviewing Michele Bachmann. "Your appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show on MSNBC. He has since said he's sorry for a song that was played upon your introduction. Were you aware of the song, and since that time, what do you think about what happened on that show the other night?"
BACHMANN: I wasn't aware of it at all. I didn't find out until later yesterday, and at that point I was traveling and making my way to the presidential debate. I'm hoping to be able to speak to Jimmy Fallon today. I don't have anything against Jimmy Fallon. I love him, he's a kick. It was a great opportunity to be on the show. I'd love to go back again, but I think the point is if that had been Michelle Obama who had come out on the stage and if that song had been played for Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her and likely they could have fired the drummer, at least suspended him. None of that happened from NBC. And this is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite, but it's also I think sexism as well.
RUSH: This is what we were discussing earlier. She's introduced on the Jimmy Fallon show, she walks out, and the band plays a song called "Lyin' A-- B--ch" and she didn't know about it at the time. She didn't hear about it 'til yesterday, and she's right, if that had been Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton -- this is a major, major American television network. NBC would have fired the entire production staff. And Fallon never did say he was sorry. They're still joking about it. Fallon said he grounded the drummer. The drummer of the group sent out a tweet before her appearance telling everybody we got something snarky planned. Then they played this song and he sent another tweet following it, identifying what the song was for people who might not have recognized it. And this is obviously what it is, but you just imagine if this had been Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton.
Imagine Michelle comes out and they play "I Like Big Butts" by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Imagine that. Well, you sit in there and laugh, I ask you, what is the difference? You've heard that song, haven't you. Sir Mix-A-Lot? (laughing) One is true and one is made up, I understand, that's what the difference is. Sir Mix-A-Lot, I Like Big Butts, that was in the early nineties, folks, for those of you not hip like me with music. Starts out, "I like big butts," then it kicks in and it's up tempo like you can't believe. (interruption) Oh, don't give me that it shows she's a woman of substance. I Like Big Butts shows she's a woman of substance? (laughing) Substance? He-he. Here it is. Okay, let it rip, we've got the tune.
(playing of song)
RUSH: Hold it a second. Go back and cue that to the top. And when I send you the slate tone, I want you to play the song, okay? Got it? Ladies and gentlemen, it's not often that we have guests on this program here at the EIB Network. But today, as it can often happen, we have an exception. And I am proud and I am honored and I want to introduce to the microphones of this program the first lady of the United States, Michelle Moochelle Obama.
(playing of song)
RUSH: Okay. I wonder if that song was on the iPod that Barack gave the queen the first time he went over to visit her in the UK. Now, you people are probably saying, "Rush, that's tasteless, how could you possibly?" I'm just trying to illustrate. That's what we do here on this program sometimes, you illustrate absurdity by being absurd.