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RUSH: Wayne in Morristown, Pennsylvania, it’s great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hey, good to talk to you, Rush. Greetings from the allergy capital of the world.

RUSH: I didn’t know that. Learn something every day. Allergy capital of the world?

CALLER: Of course. Out here in the mountains and the hills. The reason I called, I had a question about former President George Bush, Sr. I was kinda wondering why he hasn’t been more in the spotlight on the conservative movement, on a lot of their conservative issues, you don’t hear anything about him.

RUSH: Well, I’ll tell you. There are two answers for this. One is, regardless what you think of him, he is a man of refinement and decorum, and he is not going to break the unspoken rules about behavior of ex-presidents. Number two, he is not going to do anything to come out and defend his son. It makes his son look weak. He’s not going to in any way get involved for those reasons. His son is the president. He knows what that’s like. He has on a couple of occasions made mention of how mean-spirited the press seems to be even more as he remembered it when he was president or even during Reagan. I don’t think it’s that much different. I think people have forgotten. Reagan was despised. Nixon? Come on. This is the lay of the land, and he knows that. As for conservatism, he’s really not one. He was a Republican. But he was not ideologue, and neither is 43. They’re not ideological conservatives. They do some things that are conservative and some things that aren’t. So you can’t say he’s a conservative. I don’t mean that as a slight; I’m just being accurate in my description.

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