RUSH: Jason in Fort Worth, Texas, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: Hey, I’m a huge fan of Apple and Steve Jobs, and I’m just so fascinated by this new phone. I went and tried one out, and they’re fantastic. But I think what baffles me the most is to see how he aligns himself more often than not with his good buddy Algore. I just don’t get that. I mean, for one, he’s really a representative, the perfect example of what entrepreneurship in America and greatness is all about.
RUSH: You know, it’s one of the mysteries of life. It’s like Warren Buffett. How can Warren Buffett be sidling up to Hillary Clinton, one of the premiere capitalists of all time?
CALLER: As I was sitting here waiting on the phone, I got all wound up thinking about it, and I was like, ‘How great would it be to have a Rush and Steve Jobs interview on an Open Line Friday?’ and that even spurred my interest further to have a Rush entrepreneurial series with some of the greatest achievers in our country, i.e., Tiger Woods, Roger Goodell, Steve Jobs. I think that would be a fantastic idea, Rush, what do you think?
RUSH: Well, I think that would be a good idea because back in the nineties when the white-collar downsizing movement was taking place, all these middle-age white-collar guys were losing their jobs — women, too — and it was unique because normally when there were layoffs they usually happen with the blue-collar types, and there were mixed emotions but there were people out there really happy, you know, a whole class thing. ‘Well, I’m glad these white-collar guys are finally finding out what it’s like to be fired! They deserve to be fired!’ So three or four months into this, we did three or four days, maybe a whole week, taking calls from people who had lost their jobs, white-collar executives, and what they were doing, because their age made them not very competitive in the job market. Younger people would work for lower wages because they’re inexperienced. So these guys that called told some of the most amazing stories about the businesses they started and how much happier they were being in charge of this, and how much hard work it was, but how fulfilling it was finally take the plunge and go do what they want to do. So it’s not a bad idea to go do that again periodically. I appreciate the suggestion. As for Steve Jobs, I don’t know that he would accept the invitation to do an interview. Apple is a very political company, and they’re very liberal minded. Gore is on their board, of course, obviously.