RUSH: I got a tremendous amount of very positive e-mail over the discussion we had with Jenny Ballantine, and I want to thank James Taranto, who writes The Best of the Web column for the Wall Street Journal’s website. He did two days on Jenny Ballantine, and the first day, after only having heard the sound bite of her question to John Edwards that we played at that town hall meeting last week, he wrote a piece and he reacted much the same way that a lot of people did to her. He thought she was a little self-absorbed and thought that her struggles were mountains when they are common for people her age. He sent me a note on Thursday night saying, ‘Look, I want to link to your interview with her today, and I want to link to the question, but you have them subscriber-only on your website. Can you convert these to guest links?’
I said, ‘Sure. We’d be happy to do this for you, James.’
I’m glad that he noted it. On Friday, he wrote a big, long lead piece at BestoftheWeb.com on the whole Jenny Ballantine situation. After the interview, he understood, as we all did, the circumstances in which she found herself. It was really good. I had a great time doing that. It illustrates that there’s a gold mine out there to be tapped amongst college students, and you heard her say in the interview, she’s all confused because of her professors. Her professors are out there telling her about all this injustice and discrimination that goes on in the country today, and she wasn’t really ready to accept it, but the one thing that she said that I was really attuned to, is she hoped that her professor wasn’t listening, which means what it means. She didn’t want to suffer grade consequences if her teacher heard her criticizing the class and so forth. That piece is still up at RushLimbaugh.com. It was a lot of fun, and we may do more of this when circumstances warrant.