Look, when I did host that TV show of mine for four years, I did the warm-up. I went out and did the warm-up. I didn’t have to do the warm-up. You know why I did the warm-up? Take a guess, Brian. Why did I do the warm-up? All right, I’ll tell you why. He has no earthly clue. Because the show actually was nothing more than 22 minutes, and these are people that would travel from all over the country and 22 minutes just wasn’t enough for them. I tried sending (program observer) Snerdley out there a couple times to do the warm-up. Didn’t you do the warm-up a couple of times? You did. You did. No, the crowd loved it. I’m telling you the crowd loved it, I kept hearing — that crowd, 22 minutes of the program with commercials just wasn’t enough. I mean, it was a 30-minute show. So oftentimes my warm-up was 45 minutes. You know, I’d go out there and I’d just do a mini-Rush to Excellence, but this “warm-up.” I’ve never understood this business of warming up the crowd.
Well, no, I understand the concept of warming up the crowd, but in a case like this where you’ve got a presidential candidate showing up in Tampa — and they don’t show up in Tampa very often, you know? Presidential candidates don’t go anywhere very often, and to have to blame it on being ill-served by lack of a warm-up person to me is just a further attempt at trying to mask and excuse Kerry for his own lack of charisma, his own lack of excitement, his own inability to jazz a crowd just by virtue of his presence, which he cannot do, folks. I have said this time and time again.
From the same column, from the American Spectator: “Former president Bill Clinton will end up spending more time with his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton, at the Democratic convention in Boston than he has perhaps in years. The couple are the hottest attraction for the convention in July.” Here’s a quote from a Fortune 500 firm holding an event at a trendy nightclub during the convention: “Frankly, if Senator Kerry or his wife want to stop by, that’s great, but we are making a point of pressing for President Clinton to attend. His presence — or word that he may be here — will make our event a success.”
(Laughing.) Do you not love this? Just the fact that Clinton
“Six weeks before the Democrats converge on Boston, it appears Kerry is already being overshadowed by Clinton, and the ex-president isn’t even trying yet. Besides being the star of the convention, Clinton will also be making some coin off of his convention appearances. The Democratic National Committee has purchased at cost more than 3,000 copies of (his book). Some of those books will be sold at a book-signing party and fundraiser to be held before Clinton makes his primetime convention speech on the first night of the nominating get-together in Beantown. In the three days following his speech, Clinton and his…wife are slated to appear at at least four major party functions, at which they, not the Kerrys, are the star attractions.” Let me tell you about this book business. I don’t know about this number of 3,000 books. Three thousand of Clinton’s books, that sounds like a low number. I don’t know what the number of delegates will be. You know, when I read this story what this sounds like to me? It sounds like — Hillary is going to have a book signing, too. Her book is a year old but they’re printing a whole bunch of new books for Hillary to takeup to this convention and Bill is taking his books up there.
They are going to rip off delegates at their own convention. They’re going to
You could say, “Children born when Bill Clinton was president are the most overweight children in our nation’s history.” You could use the current TIME magazine cover, which is “Why Are We Fat,” or something like that, as a peg — and, you know, all this news, I can’t believe. Clinton going on 60 Minutes to tout his book, treated it as a news story! It’s plastered all over the wires and everything. Why is it news that 60 Minutes is going to launch Bill Clinton’s book? 60 Minutes has become the Democrat Book of the Month Club the last six months, and… You know the name of his book? (Pauses) You know, I know what happened. He was going to call it “My Lie,” and that wasn’t going to fly, so they had to put an ‘F’ in there and make it “My Li
These are words from the Kerry campaign! They
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