RUSH: This is Mark in Chicago. I’m glad you waited, sir. I appreciate your patience.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, thank you for taking my call on Open Line Friday. Mega dittos from Chicago, and I can’t believe what I just heard out of Biden. But the reason I wanted to call today is, Rush, I’ve been listening to you for, oh, going on about 18 years — and I hope Biden is listening to this also. You have been an incredible inspiration. Your daily pursuit of motivating people, and I know I’m not alone in your audience, has allowed me to succeed in so many different areas, and I want to personally tell you today, Rush, that your legacy in this nation will be described down the road as priceless.
RUSH: Wow. Well, I appreciate that. You are bringing tears to Mr. Snerdley’s eyes. He’s a softy. He wells up in there.
RUSH: But I really do appreciate it. It’s very nice of you to say. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks, and God bless you.
RUSH: Same to you, sir, and God bless you. I appreciate hearing that because there is so much that happens on this program that is inspirational, upbeat, optimistic, good cheer, all those kinds of things, and we’ve been around for what will be 19 years on August 1st. Yet there are people who have not sampled this program yet because they have read the criticism of the program. That’s the last thing they would ever expect that happens here. It’s sort of fascinating to me that I can remain such a mystery to so many people after 19 years of this. Actually, I don’t think I am a mystery. I think they all know. I think they purposely try to discredit it because they fear the eminence, the growth, and the expansion of this program — and they fear you because you’re informed and motivated, and you get involved.