RUSH: Now, one other thing. You know there's this mystery speaker on Thursday night at the convention. There's a time slot, and the official convention itinerary says TBD, "To Be Determined."
So the media has assumed that that means there is a surprise speaker, and they are making guesses (and so are many bloggers making guesses) as to who this mystery speaker is on Thursday night. And the popular names are Sarah Palin, Nancy Reagan, and me. I just want to tell you: It isn't me. It isn't me. (interruption) What, do you want me to carry forth this thing? (interruption) Why? Why be dishonest? (interruption) It isn't me. I am not the mystery speaker.
Snerdley will never get it through his head. He is so loyal, and he loves me so much, he just can't believe the truth. I am looked upon, folks... You must understand this: I am looked at, by these Republicans that we've been talking about, as a liability. I am not an asset. There is no way that they would ask me to speak. Well, it's interesting. There are a couple of bloggers, as they speculate who this might be, who say there are only two people that would rivet the nation to the event.
One is Palin, and the other is me.
They're saying this. I'm not saying that. I'm simply reporting to you what I've seen out there. But I have so many people sending me e-mails. "Hey, Rush, what are you gonna say Thursday?" People think it's me, and it isn't me. I'm not there. I have no plans to go there. (interruption) So... (laughing) It isn't scheduled to be in Tampa Thursday night! (interruption) It is not! Don't say that. This is why, folks, they don't have microphones. You wonder why you can't hear what they say? Snerdley is trying to get me to tell you that he's heard that EIB One's itinerary calls for it to be in Tampa on Thursday.
There's no truth to that.