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Rush Revere on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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RUSH: A sound bite that happened while I was away.  This was on April the 18th, last Friday.  You know the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is still on the air?  Regis Philbin used to host that show.  Now it's Cedric the Entertainer who hosts Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and this is a portion of the program Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from last Friday.  It's syndicated by ABC.

CEDRIC:  Well let's play!  (cheers and applause)  A must-read for conservative kids, Rush Limbaugh has created a children's book character with what name?  Rush Revere, Rush Jefferson, Rush Washington, Rush Lincoln.

MARK HURLEY:  I'm gonna have to -- I'm gonna have to jump this one.

CEDRIC:  A jump.

MARK HURLEY:  I don't know it.  

CEDRIC:  All right, Mark, you decided to jump this question. It's now out of play.  You were kind of thinking over them, but nothing really popped out.  

MARK HURLEY:  Yeah, nothing. I don't know, recognize any of them as conservatives per se, so.

CEDRIC:  I  gotcha. All right, cool. Let's see what the correct answer was, then. Rush Revere. 

           

RUSH:  Now, that is interesting on a number of levels for me.  A, it's interesting that already the Rush Revere character is being asked as a question on a game show.  But note Cedric the Entertainer, "a must-read for conservative kids."  No, no, no, no, no.  It's a must-read for every kid.  But then he gives the contestant multiple choice options.  Rush Revere, Rush Jefferson, Rush Washington, Rush Lincoln, and the contestant says, "I don't know.  I didn't recognize any of them as conservatives per se."  Now that...

I know he did because Cedric the Entertainer set the question up that way, must-read for conservative kids, so he put the thought of conservatism in the contestant's head.  But every damn one of those guys, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the founders, they were all conservatives. They were just as conservative as you and me, and the contestant didn't know it.  That is eye-opening in a lot of ways.  

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