RUSH: Why are you frowning? What are you frowning about? Well, because I'm reading some stuff here. Show prep never stops. By the way, I need to know something. Starting with the Spring Fling, yeah, when my buddies were here. I had ten guests for the weekend starting Wednesday night last week and they all arrived and said, "Are you okay?"
And I said, "Yeah, yeah, never better."
"Are you sure? You're okay?"
I got a note from Joe Scarborough this morning, "Are you okay?"
I'm getting e-mails, too, "Are you okay?"
What's going on out there that I don't know about? I haven't had the TV on in a couple days. Is there some new assault on me that I don't know about? There isn't? Why is everybody asking me if I'm okay? "Are you okay?" It's like they think I'm about to wilt, crumble, and like the wicked witch, melt away. What is it? (interruption) Because Romney won? People are asking if I'm okay because Romney won? Well, you know, that's a whole 'nother thing. I guess I should get into that at some point. I gotta be very careful about this. I'm just not panicked about that.
I think this election's gonna be about Obama and Obama and Obama. And at least on this program, this election's gonna be about Obama. In a sane world, the Democrats would have gotten rid of this guy and put Hillary in there with her new Spanx. Have you never heard of Spanx? I hadn't heard of Spanx either until today. There's a story in the New York Post about Hillary wanting to meet the manufacturer of Spanx. It was at the TIME Magazine 100 Most Influential People. Well, 99 or whatever, because I wasn't there. (interruption) No, it's not spanking anybody, it's Spanx, S-p-a-n-x. Hillary and Huma were at the TIME 100 Most Influential People bash. (interruption) No, no, no, no, not getting spanked. Hillary and Huma were -- (interruption) look, I know where my sentences are going, if you'd let me say 'em.
Hillary and Huma are at the TIME bash, the 100 Most Influential People, and there's all kinds of really influential people there. That's right, Weiner's Huma was there. Weiner wasn't there, but Huma was. Huma was not one of the 100 Most Influential, she was just Hillary's, oh, I don't know, guest, escort, I don't know. Anyway, Weiner's Huma and Hillary are at the TIME 100 Most Influential People bash. And there's a lot of influential people there. Bin Laden would have been there if he weren't dead. And Hillary had a chance to meet all these people, anybody, and she wanted to meet the woman who invented Spanx. And I'm reading this today, I never heard of Spanx. Let me read you the story.
"Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin asked for a meeting with Spanx creator Sara Blakely after the secretary of state spoke at the Time 100 Gala." Hillary was the keynote Speaker, by the way, at the TIME 100 thing. The event "to celebrate Time Magazine’s '100 Most Influential People in the World' issue was packed with moguls, leaders and newsmakers including Jeremy Lin, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Harvey Weinstein, and Rihanna." I mean, Rihanna. Even Jeremy Lin, great basketball player for three or four weeks there, but I'm telling you, this is a party list. That's how they put this list together.
At any rate, all these influential people were there, Jeremy Lin, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Jack Dorsey, Harvey Weinstein, and Rihanna, but it was Blakely whom Abedin most wanted to meet before she and Hillary left the Time Warner Center. So an event organizer was dispatched to Blakely’s table -- (interruption) The inventor of Spanx was one of the 100 Most Influential. Hang on a minute, just a second. I'm gonna send a text to Kathryn here, "Katie, have you ever heard of Spanx?" Okay, dictated, send it out there. I should have asked her first. I asked Dawn. Dawn said that she knew what it was. It's a new girdle, Snerdley. It's a new girdle. It's interesting to note that Hillary didn't go over to the inventor, Hillary sent Huma.
Now, Huma doesn't need a Spanx. I wouldn't think. So they sent somebody over to Blakely's table to get her and come back over to Huma and Hillary's table, and the New York Post says that the event organizer was dispatched, Blakely came over and "the Spanx sensation was soon seen in deep conversation with Clinton. A discreet Blakely, 41, the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire after founding Spanx in 2000, didn’t tell us if Clinton admitted to wearing Spanx, but said, 'She told me she read my story in the issue and liked it.'"
Now, the Blakely story is a great story. I think it is. Very American. She invents a product. People wanted to buy it. There were no government handouts or no slush funds. There were no subsidies. Hillary actually could learn a lot from Sara Blakely. I'll tell you what I was just told. Even women who don't need a girdle-like thing like the Spanx wear them anyway because of why? Okay. It's more professional. It makes a woman look more professional because there's no sexy jiggle. The Spanx keeps everything firm and taut and there's no jiggle. Okay, well, I've just lost interest in it, then. Professional or not.
RUSH: If what Dawn told us is right, that Spanx stops the jiggles and therefore you have a more professional, well, I'll tell you what: It isn't old El Rushbo that's killing the women's movement; it's Spanx. It ain't me.
RUSH: What is Hillary doing at the TIME 100 Most Influential bash? Exactly how influential is Hillary Clinton? What has she ever accomplished as secretary of state? You look back on Condoleezza Rice and other Secretaries of State. I mean, the Middle East is falling apart. The United States is weakening itself. We are apparently gonna give away a whole lot of nuclear weapons. What in the world is this? It's like the rest of the administration: What about this is great? Where is the greatness? Where is the influence? Where is the standing up for America? Where is the defending America as a superpower? It doesn't exist. So this was just a bash by libs by libs, for libs, with libs.
With a couple of conservative circus act guests thrown in to give it balance.
I mean, you could almost say, folks, Mrs. Clinton worked very hard throughout her whole life, and she stuck by her husband while he did what we all know he did. He humiliated her, embarrassed her. Affair after affair after affair. And now Hillary has reached the pinnacle, and all she is is a secretary. She's the secretary of defense. (laughing) State! State! Whatever. But still a secretary. I don't know. The left has the strangest definitions of success. (interruption) No, don't say that. Don't say that. They're still trying to get me to keep talking about Spanx. I don't know. I know people that might be better served if there was a product called "Spankles," but that is just me.