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RUSH: Savannah in Encinitas, California. Hi, Savannah. Glad you called.

CALLER: Hi, Rush.

RUSH: Hey.

CALLER: Thank you for taking my call. It’s an honor to speak to you.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: Very quickly I want to find out why no one is talking about the Dianne Feinstein story. It’s been completely brushed under the rug.

RUSH: (Yawning.)

CALLER: It’s bigger than anything that Halliburton and Cheney was going on then, but yet nobody is talking about it. I’ll leave it at that.

RUSH: Ah, no. Let’s do a little exercise here, and I’m just going to assume you people in the audience know. Let me brief you. She recently resigned from a subcommittee in the Senate that has great sway on the apportioning of military contracts, and many of them went to her husband, companies that her husband is prominently invested in or even controls. She got out of there, and it’s been a local, alternative weekly in the Bay Area which has been really pounding the drums on this. But nobody in the Drive-Bys have picked up the story. That’s what Savannah here is talking about. My question is, ‘Why do you think that is?’

CALLER: Obviously I know why it is, because nobody wants to bring up this impropriety when it’s one of their own girls.

RUSH: There you go! It’s a perfect illustration.

CALLER: Where are all of our people? Why is Fox not talking about this? Why are senators not calling for her resignation? Where are all the Republicans? They’re mum on this well.

RUSH: Oh, God, here we go again. Look, don’t ask me to explain why the Republicans aren’t talking. You should know that. They’re not going to make any noise. This is not what they do. The Drive-Bys don’t care about it because it doesn’t fit the agenda. They’re not going to take one of their own out. ‘Plus, she quit when she realized that things had gone wrong.’ I can imagine the way this whole thing would be spun. As for Fox News, I don’t know that they haven’t talked about it. I haven’t seen them lately. I can’t believe that somewhere on Fox News, that this story hasn’t at least been mentioned. But, you know, you’re whistling Dixie, you’re going by the graveyard here if you think the Drive-Bys are going to talk about this.

CALLER: Rush, she did not resign from being on the Senate rules committee, which is all about ethical behavior.

RUSH: Well, no, and why should she? She’s Dianne Feinstein! She’s a liberal Democrat! Why, they never do anything wrong. Look it, back when Bill Clinton was abusing women, it was the women’s fault. They were trailer trash, and it was a bunch of right-wingers bringing it up, and Hillary is out there defending her husband, showing her strength in the matter. No, no, no, no, no! There are two Americas. There’s a different playing field for these people. See, the problem is Dianne Feinstein is not corrupt. She wasn’t trying to profit! That’s not who liberals are. Liberals cannot profit. By definition, liberals cannot engage in anything that’s racist, sexist, homophobic or corrupt! That’s not who liberals are. So whatever the truth is here, it isn’t that, and it doesn’t even interest them.

CALLER: (Laughing.)

RUSH: Well? I know you’re laughing. It’s a laugh of frustration, but what other explanation for this is there? The only other explanation is that the San Francisco Chronicle hasn’t done the story. It’s some weekly or I believe somebody referred to it as an ‘alternative paper,’ and it’s a bunch of leftists. They might chalk it up to being an un-credible source. Who knows? I’m glad you brought it up because it just shows the total double standard that exists.

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