RUSH: Linda in Dallas. Linda, glad you waited. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Rush, you were talking about Hillary this morning, you know, mucking it up with the nurses?
CALLER: I know that I heard it on your program back when she was trying to get her original health care, she was speaking to a group of nurses, and one of the nurses spoke up and said, ‘Well, if you do that, some of us nurses are going to lose our jobs.’ And she said, ‘You will just have to find another profession.’ So why are they being so nice to her now?
RUSH: Well, because we’ve got audio of this coming, I don’t have a chance — this is 48 seconds, and I’m not going to have a chance to answer your question and play the audio, so I’ll play the audio after the break.
RUSH: But the reason they’re being nice to her now is because her plan’s not on the table.
RUSH: Number one. It will be back on the table. By the way, that plan, folks, the Hillary health care plan — doctors and nurses are going to be told where — they were going to be assigned to cities and even specific hospitals, and that’s what nurses said, ‘Well, we’ll lose our job. We can’t do that.’ ‘Well, then find a new profession.’
CALLER: Yes. She said that.
RUSH: Right. Well, what’s changed is that plan’s off the table, everybody thinks, and the nurses are unionized, and she’s the chosen candidate of big labor.
CALLER: Well, I tried to find it on the computer. I looked and looked and looked and looked and I thought, ‘Well, I’ve got to call Rush and remind him of this.’
RUSH: I’m glad you did. I’ll never forget that whole health care plan. It was just — Elizabeth — what was her name? Oh, she married Wilbur Ross. I can’t think of the name. Elizabeth McCaughey, she dissected that thing from front to back, and it was worse than what the Soviet Union did to people.
RUSH: All right, Mrs. Clinton. I have two things. We have some audio sound bites here, but first: ‘Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton cites her experience,’ doesn’t she? She’s running for the presidency. She ‘cites her experience,’ as first lady, ‘as a compelling reason voters should make her president,’ so why does she have locked up in the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor ‘nearly 2 million pages of documents covering her White House years’? They’re ‘locked up in a building [in Little Rock] obscuring a large swath of her record as first lady. Clinton’s calendars, appointment logs and memos are stored at her husband’s’ Library and Massage Parlor ‘in the custody of federal archivists who do not expect them to be released until after the 2008 presidential election. A trove of records has been made public detailing the Clinton White House’s attempts to remake the nation’s healthcare system, following a request from Bill Clinton that those materials be released first. Hillary Clinton led the healthcare effort in 1993 and 1994. But even in the healthcare documents, at least 1,000 pages involving her work has been censored by archives staff because they include confidential advice and must be kept secret under a federal law called the Presidential Records Act,’ and that’s a genuine, true law, but remember: it didn’t apply to Dick Cheney, did it, in his meeting on energy? Oh, no! This stuff never applies to Republicans. ‘Oh, Mrs. Clinton has a perfect right under the Presidential Records Act. Why, we can’t do this!’
So, anyway, isn’t it a little strange? The Clintons hide more things… They had the FBI files. We never got his medical records. Now Hillary’s covering up over two million pages, hiding, of her record as first lady while out there running on ‘experience.’ Folks, we just have to take her word for it, which I’m sure is good enough for some people. All right, to the audio sound bites. On the Today show today, this a montage of correspondent Andrea Mitchell and co-host Meredith Vieira reporting on candidate Hillary Clinton being a nurse for a day.
MITCHELL: (background noise) Health care is one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest mistakes. So what better way to respond than to work a day in the shoes of a hospital nurse. Learning the ropes from Nurse Michelle Estrada at St. Rose Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, part of a critical makeover for a candidate far out front in national polls but still viewed in a new CNN/Gallup poll as less likable than Barack Obama. It is very rare, of course, for a presidential candidate to show up and spend so much time on one visit, putting on a nurse’s lab coat.
VIEIRA: I understand that she ended the day, the senator, by actually washing the dishes before she left; is that right?
MITCHELL: She did! She pitched right in! She was clearing the table, washing the dishes, helping, uh, set the table. She got her hands wet! And it was a rare moment for a presidential candidate spending, as I say, hours and hours on this one visit.
RUSH: Really? Are you not curious at all, Andrea, as to why she would do this? No! We just marvel at the fact that she did it. ‘Oh, isn’t she unique! Oh, isn’t she different? Why, she spent the whole day with the nurses and she washed the dishes! What a woman,’ girl, guy, whatever she’s trying to be, according to Elizabeth Edwards. She’s in there because nurses have full memory and knowledge of this disastrous health care plan of hers, plus she’s being loyal to union employees. So after this setup they talked to Mrs. Clinton, Andrea Mitchell interviewed Hillary, and she said, ‘Karl Rove, with a parting shot, said that you are ‘fatally flawed’ as a candidate.’
HILLARY: Well, ‘Aren’t we glad to see him go?’ I think, is the answer to that. You know, I am thrilled to be running this campaign and to be getting the response that I’m getting all over the country.
MITCHELL: And there was an Associated Press report quoting Democrats, saying that you might pull down the ticket.
HILLARY: Well, I’m ahead, and I’m winning, and I’m gaining support everywhere I go, and I don’t think I have any right to anybody’s vote. I have to earn every vote and that’s what I’m doing every day.
RUSH: Mmm-hmm. She did not answer the question, ladies and gentlemen. Actually, she does think she’s entitled to everybody’s vote. That’s a hallmark of being a liberal. Their birthright is power.