RUSH: This next one is juicy, ladies and gentlemen. A question from Mike Green from Lexington, South Carolina. He said, ‘I wanted to ask all the nominees whether they would send their kids to public school or private school.’ Here’s Mrs. Clinton.
HILLARY: Chelsea went to public schools kindergarten through eighth grade until we moved to Washington, and then I was advised — and it was unfortunately good advice — that if she were to go to a public school, the press would never leave her alone because it’s a public school. So I had to make a very difficult question.
COOPER: Senator Obama?
HILLARY: But we were very pleased that she was in public schools in Little Rock.
RUSH: Really. A very difficult decision, very difficult. Oh, horrible! There wasn’t anything difficult about this decision at all. There is that Hillary and Bill Clinton are going to send their daughter to any public school in Washington, DC. There is no way. It wasn’t difficult at all, and it had nothing to do with the press. It had nothing to do with the media. They sent Chelsea to Sidwell Friends which is where all of the elites from media and government officials send their children: private school. (interruption) What do you mean, ‘What’s wrong DC public schools?’ The main challenge there is staying alive. Getting an education is a bonus, and that’s even iffy.
RUSH: York, Pennsylvania. Theresa, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Yes, it is York, Pennsylvania. Regarding Hillary’s comment about sending Chelsea to private versus public school?
CALLER: Amy Carter went to public school, and the press left her alone. I just remember the first day of school picture: Rosalyn waiting from the steps and Amy pulling her inside.
RUSH: Amy Carter went to public schools in Washington?
CALLER: Yeah, uh-huh.
RUSH: Now that you say it, I think that’s right. That’s absolutely right.
CALLER: Yeah. So I don’t know what the — well, granted the press has changed a lot between 1976 and ’92, but I just feel like that that was not a valid reason.
RUSH: Of course it’s not a valid reason. It was Clintonism. It was a lie. They never once considered it!
RUSH: They never once considered it.
RUSH: Not only was it that they didn’t want her to go to the turmoil of the public schools and all that sort of stuff.
RUSH: There was prestige associated with getting your kid into Sidwell Friends.
CALLER: Oooooh, yeah.
RUSH: Yes. Don’t think that didn’t matter. Theresa, thanks much. I appreciate it. Julie in Wellington, North Carolina. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s a pleasure to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank yewww.
CALLER: First of all, I just was curious as to who you thought came out on top last night, or did anybody?
RUSH: That’s a dangerous question to ask when Chris Dodd’s on the panel.
RUSH: Because, you know, he was ultimately on top and on bottom during the waitress sandwich days with Ted Kennedy.
RUSH: Back at La Brasserie, which is no longer open. Who came out on top? It’s hard to say. I don’t know. It’s hard for me to watch this debate with the mind-set of a Democrat voter. It’s Hillary. I don’t think Barack Obama landed a big enough punch to overtake her. I don’t think Edwards stood out at all. I don’t think Edwards did anything. So, probably Hillary. Nobody took her out so she had to be considered the winner.
CALLER: Well, that’s what kind of I look at it, too. I’m a conservative but my husband and I are big political junkies so we tend to follow everything and —
CALLER: — I feel like overall, you know, she’s got it in the bag pretty much. Secondly, I just wanted to quickly point out, yesterday when you were talking about women not necessarily voting for Hillary just because she’s a woman.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah. Ten seconds. Ten seconds.
CALLER: Okay, unfortunately that’s not my experience. I’m running into a lot of women that that’s exactly why they will pick her, and I’m really worried about that.
RUSH: They’re not telling you the truth. They’re not telling you the truth. They’re going to vote for Hillary because they want Bill back in the White House.