The Obamas Know How to Party
RUSH:Do the Obamas know how to party or do they know how to party? Oh, man. You get called off the ski slopes in Aspen to come back for a blues concert. McJagger sang a couple songs. You know what I wish? I wish he would have sung "Sympathy for the Devil," what with all this talk of Satan out there. But he didn't sing "Sympathy for the Devil." I also would have loved for him to sing "Brown Sugar," just to irritate Moochelle, 'cause she doesn't like sugar.
RUSH: Tonight, as you probably know by now, the first Republican debate in nearly a month will be held in Mesa, Arizona. CNN is carrying it, and Newt's buddy John King is moderating. Well, remember the last debate, first question, John King: "All right, Newt, it's out there." And whatever Newt had done. I forget, oh, yeah, the open marriage thing, the open marriage thing. Yeah, yeah, yeah. The ex-wife accused him of wanting an open marriage and John King, you know, bore right in there, "Is this true?" And Newt, "I'm shocked that you would bring this up. I can't believe you would. This is not what the American people want," and the place erupted in a standing O. And then it was over and these guys are putting their arms around each other, "Great job, John, did a great job." "Thanks, Newt, you did great, too." Everybody commented on that.
So John King is the moderator tonight, and I can't wait. It's at eight o'clock. I can't wait, folks. You know talk about how predictable the Drive-Bys are. How long do you think it's gonna be before we get questions on contraception, questions on abortion, questions on S-S-S-S-S-S-Satan, questions on Screwtape? How many angels can dance on the head of a pin, Mr. Santorum? Can you tell us, Mr. Santorum, how an angel comes to be, Mr. Santorum? And then they'll get into the questions on the economy and so forth.
It will be interesting to see if anybody asks Ron Paul about his double dipping. There was a little story, it hasn't gotten much play, but Ron Paul apparently has, for some of his flights over the course of years, his air transportation, he has been reimbursed by two entities, private donors and the government. And apparently he's kept both in some instances, and one of the donors found out about it, called him on it, wanted a check back, and it's reported, anyway, that Ron Paul said, "Ah, no big deal, it happens all the time." But it did cause a fallout between an early Ron Paul supporter. Now, I don't think there will be any questions about this, but we might get gas prices.
RUSH: Folks, so you know, we're nearing six-dollar-a-gallon gasoline in parts of this country. I just sent my security chief out in my car to see if he can find a gas station selling gas at $6.66 a gallon. I want to be the first show to find gasoline at $6.66 a gallon. That probably will be a station near where Matt Drudge lives. (laughing) Just kidding. Just kidding. There never has been, just to put this in perspective, there never has been five-dollar-a-gallon gasoline and the last I saw close to it was in California at $4.93. We've never had five-dollar-a-gallon gasoline in the United States.
Russia Back to Old Tricks in Syria
RUSH: And just to show you how things really haven't changed at all, or all that much since the time of Ronaldus Magnus, Reuters is reporting this: "Russia Boosts Arms Sales to Syria Despite World Pressure -- Russia faces a growing international outcry over its arms sales to Syria but shows no sign of bowing to pressure and has even increased deliveries of arms that critics say are helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power."
The Russians are back to their old tricks in their own way.
Rupert Murdoch is a Tweet Machine
RUSH: Rupert Murdoch is a tweet machine. Rupert Murdoch's tweeting all over the place. His latest tweet of note is about Santorum. If Santorum wins Michigan, game over. The whole game's over, is what Rupert Murdoch is tweeting.
DSK's Naked Mademoiselle Defense
RUSH:The DSK story, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. You hear the latest on this guy? There's another story that just came across the wire on the UK Daily Mail that I was gonna tie in with the DSK story. Anyway, it's funny in and of itself, and it explains why the guy was so confused. Here we go. From the UK Daily Mail: France has just banned the word "Mademoiselle" from official documents. The French will no longer permit the use of the word "Mademoiselle" from official documents. You know why? Because it suggests a woman is available. So they have to say Madame, but you can't say Mademoiselle.
Now, here's the DSK story. Also from the UK Daily Mail. It's no wonder this guy was so confused. He didn't know whether he was sleeping with prostitutes or not. "Dominique Strauss-Kahn was today arrested by French police and faces criminal charges relating to an illegal prostitute racket. The former International Monetary Fund chief was told by detectives that there is evidence linking him to 'complicity in pimping' and 'misuse of corporate assets.' Strauss-Kahn, 62, has admitted to attending 'sex parties' in cities all over the world, but denies knowing that the women he slept with were prostitutes."
He has claimed that he didn't know that he was sleeping with prostitutes because the women were all naked at the time. Honest to gosh. That's what he said. DSK said that he didn't know he was sleeping with prostitutes because the women were all naked at the time. They didn't have on the uniform, which is what? What's the uniform? You would know this, Snerdley. You wouldn't know? Well, I don't buy this. But, anyway, now that you can't call women Mademoiselle is there any wonder why the guy was confused? Because it implies that a woman is available.
Here's from the article: "From now on, Mademoiselle should be replaced with 'Madame', the female equivalent of 'Monsieur', because it does not indicate marital status." Now, I thought Madame meant something, like Mayflower Madam. What was her name, Mayflower Madam, that's right, Sydney Biddle Barrows. She had relatives that came across on the Mayflower.
Sex parties all over the world. That incident with the maid at the Sofitel Hotel in New York was just one of many. Now, this guy has a rich wife who has stood by him during all this. He ran the IMF. He's clearly a pervert and ran the IMF for awhile. This guy is just a year older than I am. He looks 25 years older than I do. He's 62 years old. It must be all the sex parties. (interruption) How do you get on that invite list is a good question. You have to be somewhat known and oriented toward those proclivities. Well, yeah, apparently a lot of people knew about this guy and every detail all along. But they circle the wagons around each other. This had apparently gotten so far out of hand that there's not enough wagons to circle anymore. And not enough people want to circle the wagons.
It's what socialists do. They set up rules for themselves that don't apply to anybody else. They exempt themselves from all the other rules. They run around and use other people's money to do this, which is what old DSK was doing.