RUSH: Here's Scott in Jacksonville, Florida. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Raspberry Two If By Tea mega dittos from Jacksonville, Florida.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir.
CALLER: You're welcome.
RUSH: Great to have you here with us.
CALLER: Thank you. Two thoughts. First, I think this is the best season of 24 yet.
RUSH: You do?
CALLER: Yes, I do. I loved it when Jack threw that lady out the window. It was incredible.
RUSH: Spoiler alert. I haven't seen the most recent episode, so I haven't seen Jack throw anybody out the window. All I saw was him electrocute somebody to death.
CALLER: Well, I also liked The Last Ship. I'm a US Navy veteran, Rush, and I thought The Last Ship was a good episode. The ship was heading toward Mayport, Florida. Kind of a home run, there.
RUSH: Now, The Last Ship, they showed two episodes, right?
CALLER: Just one, sir.
RUSH: How long was that episode?
CALLER: It was an hour.
CALLER: Yeah, on TNT last Sunday.
RUSH: One hour?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Because when I went to iTunes to download it, there were two shows I downloaded.
CALLER: Well, I need to jump on iTunes, then, and get it.
RUSH: Yeah. There were two episodes on iTunes. I thought they'd aired two episodes, in fact.
CALLER: Okay. Maybe so.
RUSH: They aired one episode? Oh, well. You can get the second episode on iTunes right now.
RUSH: (laughing) Yeah. I wish I had that franchise.
CALLER: I was watching a preview of David Gregory's interview of President Clinton from Meet the Press last night. Did you see the expression on Hillary's face when Bill was talking about Hillary and all this pro bono work she's done and how she's helped the single moms and feeding the poor? Hillary had that same smug look as the IRS commissioner during these hearings.
RUSH: I didn't see that. I haven't seen David Gregory except in still-shot stories about how he doesn't have any ratings anymore. I haven't seen Meet the Press. I don't think I've watched it since he took over. The only pictures of David Gregory I've seen have been in news stories about how Meet the Press has lost its lead. Now, are you familiar with the Ed Klein book on the Clintons and Obamas called Blood Clot?
RUSH: Well, I have a friend who's just obsessed with this and has already listened to the whole thing in audio and has sent me a page and a half summary, so I don't have to read it. I read one of the excerpted chapters on Sunday and I was struck by how juvenile the conversation is between four of the supposed smartest people in the world, almost to the point of not believing it. And I'm told, no, no, no, no, apparently it's true. They are juveniles. The big joke on everybody is these are not the brightest people, anywhere near the brightest people, if this book is correct.
CALLER: You know, Rush, you're exactly right, 'cause I did read a quote from there that President Obama was having his BlackBerry, like, under the table and --
RUSH: Yeah, yeah.
CALLER: -- reading some stuff from there, and I about fell out of my chair. Really? I mean, if you and I were having dinner and we're talking, really, I'm gonna use my BlackBerry and not even pay attention to you? I don't think so.
RUSH: I know. I've never had anybody do that to me. You're right. But I can believe Obama would do that. Anyway, I have this summary of the book and I thought, well, you know, I don't want to get in the way of people who want to buy the book. I don't want to negatively impact sales of Mr. Klein's book. And I don't think this summary does that. I think the book has a lot more juice in it. These are just highlights. But if it's all true, then it's really great reporting by Mr. Klein, if all of this is true.
He's found stuff that nobody else has found, and he's found people willing to talk about it that nobody else has found. And the upshot of it is that the Obamas and Clintons literally hate each other and that Valerie Jarrett really hates Bill Clinton and did not even want to give him a speech slot at the Democrat convention in Charlotte, that both families are obsessed with The Oprah but that The Oprah has tired of the Obamas. She has nothing left for 'em, no use for the Obamas. The Oprah is over 'em.
Michelle Obama was, in fact, toying with the idea of running for the Senate from Illinois but decided not to because there's no Air Force One to fly around on, and so is trying to put together a $1 billion book deal with Valerie Jarrett, who supposedly is both of their best friends. Valerie Jarrett is best buds with Barack. Valerie Jarrett is best buds with Michelle. The book makes the point that these four people are not in any way the brilliant public figures and politicians that public image would suggest. I got a lot of stuff here as a summary in this book. But I didn't see the interview that you're talking about.
As to the Clintons, by the way, the one thing the book makes clear is that it's Bill who's obsessed with getting Hillary back in the White House so he can get there. It is Bill that wants back in there. And also, Bill has a bachelor pad apartment at the top floor of the Library and Massage Parlor in Little Rock, and that's where he takes -- 'cause nobody in Little Rock says a word about what goes on there. It's totally private and kept secret, and whatever goes on in there, nobody ever leaks. That's his getaway and hideaway. He and Hillary don't live together. They have separate lives, but they do love each other. Stuff like that in this book.
RUSH: Clinton at this Clinton Global Initiative, which, you know what that is? A way to get supermodels from around the world on stage and eventually to Arkansas. (interruption) Well, you laugh, but that's what it is. Supermodels for all the attendees.
You go ahead and laugh in there. What the hell do you think this is? Who are we talking about here? (Interruption) Oh, it's disguised as philanthropy, AIDS and malaria and all the correct liberal diseases and so forth. It's a supermodel collection. It's like homing pigeons for supermodels, for all the attendees. You go through the motions of raising money and thanking people during the day, and nighttime is what this thing is really all about. We're talking about Bill Clinton here. Anyway, in Denver, Clinton Global Initiative, this is Bill saying that they're not out of touch, that they go to the grocery store on weekends together.
CLINTON: It is factually true that we were several million dollars in debt. Everybody now assumes that what happened in the intervening years was automatic. I'm shocked that it's happened. I'm shocked that people still want me to come give talks. She's not out of touch and she advocated and worked as a senator for things that were good for ordinary people. And before that, all her life. And the people asking her questions should put this into some sort of context.
RUSH: They're not letting this go. I tell you, this is fascinating. The idea that they were broke, the Clintons are not gonna stop until everybody thinks it. (Clinton impression) "I mean, it was absolutely true. I mean, I'm shocked, we were broke. We absolutely had nothing. And Hillary, she worked the Senate. I mean, she's been tireless. She did things for ordinary people, and before that, for me. And all her life she's been advocating and working for --" An ordinary person? Somebody lesser than the Clintons. She talks to the ugly. An ordinary person is somebody lesser than the Clintons who will benefit from the fact that the Clintons are alive thinking about the Clintons.
RUSH: Okay, the book Blood Clot, which is by Ed Klein, is about the... Blood Feud. Sorry. See? That's the power of suggestion. There's a chapter on how really bad Mrs. Clinton's health is, that she has a case of acute arteriosclerosis, thrombotic activity, blood clots. So I just started thinking the book is Blood Clot instead of Blood Feud. Blood Feud is the title, and it's by the estimable Ed Klein.
Here are some items from the summary of the book that I was given. I haven't read it, but someone I know has and has summarized it for me. Hillary's million-dollar Washington house is known as Whitehaven (not to be confused with Bill's house in New York and his bachelor pad apartment on the top floor of the Library and Massage Parlor in Arkansas). Hillary's house is the site of many big and very expensive parties.
Chelsea Clinton served as the co-cost because Bill is not there. Hillary is transferring her contacts and power to Chelsea, who also doesn't care about money. The Clintons don't care about money. They just want you to think they were poor, dead broke, and had nothing. But then they love to run around saying, "I'm Richer Than You Are!" Bill has the apartment in Little Rock at the top of his massage parlor he often visits.
The people in Arkansas could not rat him out on anything he does there. Hillary's not the only one in poor health. Bill Clinton's heart is growing weaker. He's even planning his funeral as an asset to her campaign. Inducing sympathy for Hillary, he thinks it will be worth a couple million votes. That's in this book. I'm just telling you what's in the book. It's up to you whether you want to believe it.
I'm telling you, it's in Ed Klein's book that Bill is planning his funeral. Do you doubt that he's planning his funeral? Every president does. It's not statutory law, but it's custom that every living president must spell out what they want their funeral to be. If they want it to be a state funeral, it will be. But I think there are certain things they don't get just... There are some variables in it, but they are asked to be very detailed about what they want.
So do you doubt that Bill Clinton is trying to write the funeral of all funerals? Don't forget the Reagan funeral. Do you remember how literally angry the left was at the Reagan funeral? Have you forgotten? (interruption) You have forgotten. You... (interruption) The outpouring of love all of this country for Ronald Reagan shocked them. They had made themselves believe they had destroyed Reagan's reputation, with all their revisionist history.
The parade route, the cortege in Washington was swamped. It was swarmed as was every route the hearse took in California on the way to the funeral there. It took everybody by surprise. Everybody was blown away by it. There were people lined up in millions, in droves. They were crying. They were showing their love and expressing their devotion to Reagan. The left, the media just couldn't believe what they were seeing.
They were stupefied by it, and that is why when the Ted Kennedy funeral came, the people responsible for putting that funeral tried to outdo the Reagan funeral in Washington, and the Kennedy funeral attracted empty streets. It got nowhere near what the Reagan funeral got, and the left was just blown away by that. You see, they live in their own world where Ted Kennedy was the most popular person when he was alive.
Ted Kennedy was loved and adored. Kennedy, Kennedy, Ted Kennedy. They thought that it was gonna be one of the biggest outpourings of devotion and thanks and appreciation, and it was empty streets, and the media had to do some fast maneuvering with their camera placements so as not to show those empty streets. There were many periods during the funeral procession they didn't televise because there was nobody standing on the street side, on the sidewalk, watching it go by.
So my point is, if you don't think Bill Clinton's writing a massive funeral to himself... (interruption) I'm fully aware how gauche that sounds. These people are the Funeral Crashers. We have done a parody of these people crash other Democrats' funerals like that movie, Wedding Crashers. These people are Funeral Crashers. They even turn funerals into political events, and right in this book claims that Bill is planning his funeral as an asset to Hillary's campaign if he happens to pass away while she's running.
The funeral is going to be a $2 million asset to her campaign. Bill flies around in a brand-new $65 million Gulfstream G650, like all the rest of the ordinary people. (interruption) No, Bill Clinton didn't buy a private plane. I don't know. I didn't read the book, so I don't know whose G650 it is. I don't know. It could be NetJets. Who knows what it is. I don't know what the jet is. Warren Buffett owns NetJets, so any arrangement could be made here.
You know, the tail logo could be penis and testicles. It could be the Clinton pleasure palace flying around with a NetJets logo next to it and have that be some sort of advertisement. I don't know, but there's obvious promotional consideration for it. If somebody owns the G650 and they're letting Clinton use it, they're getting something for it. I can't imagine he would buy it, although they've got the money to buy one.
I don't know if they got the money to operate it. All three -- Bill, Hillary, Chelsea -- believe that Hillary deserves and should be handed the Democrat nomination. I'm just telling you what's in the book. The Clintons and the Obamas hate each other. Valerie Jarrett really hates Bill Clinton. She was opposed to even giving him a speech slot at the convention in Charlotte, and the battle between the Obamas and the Clintons is really a battle for who is going to control the Democrat Party.
Bill is hard at work trying to wrest control of the Democrat Party from Obama so that he can orchestrate Hillary's ascension. Bill feels and Hillary feels (and it says this in the book) that Obama was grossly unqualified to be president, and the book claims that Clinton makes that point to Obama every time he sees him. "You know, I never did think you were qualified. I think you are the most unqualified guy that's ever sat in the Oval Office."
The book wants us to believe that Clinton says that to Obama every time they get together. All four -- Obama and Michelle, Bill and Hillary -- come across as juvenile, self-absorbed. They never talk about how their ideas and motivations affect real people, and they don't care. It's all about how they are affected, about how they are advanced. There is no concern for how their policies actually affect people.
The Clintons think that Obama is a laughable president. Bill is working on playbooks, on all the situations that Obama has completely blown and how Hillary would have done 'em different. While he's writing his funeral, Bill is also working on a playbook of all the situations Obama's gotten wrong to show how Hillary would do it different. All sides are courting The Oprah.
The Oprah supposedly is done with the Obama's, having been burned by them too many times, but she likes the Clintons. Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett really are thinking about running Michelle for senator in Illinois. Valerie would leave the Oval Office to run the campaign. They're very close friends. Recently the idea is waning as it would be so much work and such a step down for both of them 'cause there would not be an Air Force One to fly around on. So they're now working on a billion-dollar book deal.
The book claims that Bill and Hillary really do love each other but that they live totally apart and they're really only bound by a desire for her to be president, and Chelsea. People that have had personal meetings with Bill come away with the impression of how frail he is. His hands have tremors and he's very thin. There's nothing complementary about these people in the book. And all of the information in the book, Ed Klein says, came from Deep Throat-type sources in the White House and close friends in the Clinton camp. Klein verified all the info with interviews from other sources or as close as he could. So he maintains it's all true. Brief summary of Blood Clot by Ed Klein.
Here's the second Bill Clinton sound bite on how broke and poor and average he and Hillary were and remain.
CLINTON: I think I had the lowest net worth of any American president in the twentieth century when I took office. But I still could have been tone deaf. And, you know, now I don't, and we've got a good life, and I'm grateful for it. But I still -- we go to our local grocery store on the weekend. We talk to people in our town. We know what's going on. The real issue is, if you've been fortunate enough to be successful, are you now out of touch and insensitive to the agonizing struggles other people are facing?
RUSH: Well, according to the Ed Klein book, they are totally out of touch and unaware of how average people live and how average people have been hurt by their policies, they're totally unaware. But, as you hear, Bill is just hell-bent on everybody thinking they were broke, dead poor, dead broke. But now they're rich enough that they love tax increases. They're obsessed with it. The bottom line is they are obsessed with money.