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RUSH: We had this picture the other day with this story that Mrs. Clinton spent a whole day with a nurse. She spent a whole day out there with a nurse. We talked about it yesterday, but I didn’t make an observation because it didn’t occur to me until afterwards. We were supposed to watch this with a straight face. What was her purpose? She was going out there to see what nurses do, right? She was trying to show solidarity with the nurses. But the public pronouncements from herself and her campaign was she was out there learning what nurses do. She’s following a nurse around to, in her own words, ‘see what a nurse does.’ Now, why is she not laughed off the stage? Why are people not just cackling uncontrollably at that statement? I’m Hillary Clinton. I’m here running for president. I’m here to see what a nurse does. Well, who is she? She’s the first lady of health care. She knew and knows nothing about health care! She had this comprehensive health care reform bill. It was a disaster.

But she set herself up as the expert in every aspect of health care — except, I guess, about nurses and what nurses do. What makes this even harder to read with a straight face is Hillary’s mother-in-law (You remember Bill’s mother?) was a nurse. Hillary’s mother-in-law was a nurse, and she’s following a nurse, so it was pure theater, pure show. The idea that she can learn anything from a nurse is highly, highly contradictory. Then, of course, we’ve got this story with her papers in the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor. Two million documents, two million pieces of paper from her days as first lady that will not be released — and, by the way, it’s legal to do this. It’s the Presidential Document Act. It’s fine, but that’s not the point. She’s put her past in a lockbox at the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor, and it’s this sort of trick that explains why people are so polarized about her. She’s running for president on the basis of her ‘experience,’ her perceived experience, most notably her stint as co-president. But now she’s refusing to release relevant records that would enable scrutiny of those years. It’s this way with the Clintons. They expect the world will let ’em have things both ways, in the sense of entitlement and royalty that is the essence of the Clintons’ entire life, the desire on the part of Democrats that they be Camelot II. It’s similar to when she runs around as a feminist but makes Bill tag along to everything because she can’t pull it off without him there, or during the White House years when sometimes she was hailed as the smartest woman policy expert, and when things got tough she had to hide behind the apron of first lady in the traditional sense, and they let her get away with both of these contradictions. She’s a shape shifter, if you will, and it’s scary, because there’s no ‘there’ there. There’s no substance. We don’t know what it is, and this leads to her negatives that are 49% that Karl Rove referred to, and that’s based on a likeability factor that’s not very high. Now, here’s the ad that I asked Karl Rove about. This is the audio to the ad. It’s Mrs. Clinton’s first ad running in Iowa.

HILLARY (screaming): As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they’re just invisible to their government.

ANNOUNCER: Hillary Clinton has spent her life standing up for people others don’t see.

HILLARY (sappy music): If you’re a family that is struggling, and you don’t have health care, well, you are invisible to this president. If you’re a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, well, you’re invisible, too. And I never thought I would see that our soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan would be treated as though they were invisible as well. Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this president, but they’re not invisible to me and they won’t be invisible to the next president of the United States!

RUSH: Okay. The White House called the ad outrageous and absurd and Karl Rove reacted to the ad — well, I would say strenuously — about 20 minutes ago. By the way, the transcript and audio of the interview with Karl Rove will be posted as soon as we can get it up on RushLimbaugh.com, so the Drive-Bys can look at it and take it out of context. We’ll have it up there for you to be able to see it and listen to it. If you missed it, if you’re just joining us, you must hear this, because I asked him what’s ‘fatally flawed’ about Hillary Clinton, and while saying he didn’t want to answer, he did. This ad specifically he responded to in an amount of detail that I would describe as a full frontal. So they asked Mrs. Clinton about it, ‘Mrs. Clinton, the White House says that you’re just being outrageous and you’re absurd with this ad of yours in which you say that so many Americans are invisible to them.’

HILLARY: The White House just attacked me a few minutes ago saying, how dare I say that Americans were invisible to the President. Well, not only have I said it and am saying it now, I will keep saying it, because I happen to believe it.

RUSH: That’s at a campaign rally, and she was in Dubuque, Iowa. So she runs an attack ad. The White House responds to it, and she goes (whining, ‘They’re attacking me! They’re attacking me! Wah-hah-hah! Well, I’m going to keep saying it! I’m going to keep saying it!’ It’s… (sigh) I don’t know. That ad is sophistry because it is so flawed and untrue. (laughing) With this roiling economy going great guns, consumer confidence what it is, people’s lives reported to be 94% satisfactory or better, according to the latest Harris poll. I want to take you back. I told Karl I was going to play this sound bite from June 14th. We played audio of President Bush’s kind remarks about President Clinton and Hillary at the unveiling of their official portraits in the White House, and I issued this command to Cookie.

RUSH ARCHIVE: Cookie, we’re going to keep these sound bites handy, and every time Hillary or Bill or somebody in their direct orb rips into Bush, we’re going to play what Bush said about them at the unveiling of their portrait and we’ll just let the side by side, A-B juxtaposition speak for itself.

RUSH: So, Ed, here’s what I want you to do. I want you to go back, and I want you to play the audio of Hillary’s ad, cut one, and right back-to-back, play cut four. Are you ready? This is what we’re going to do. We’re going to play for you this ad again, and then immediately following will be what the president said about both of them — well, about Hillary — at the unveiling of their portrait in the White House.

HILLARY (screaming): As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they’re just invisible to their government.

ANNOUNCER: Hillary Clinton has spent her life standing up for people others don’t see.

HILLARY (sappy music): If you’re a family that is struggling, and you don’t have health care, well, you are invisible to this president. If you’re a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, well, you’re invisible, too. And I never thought I would see that our soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan would be treated as though they were invisible as well. Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this president, but they’re not invisible to me and they won’t be invisible to the next president of the United States!

THE PRESIDENT: From the earlier days of her youth in Park Ridge, Illinois, Hillary Rodham impressed her family and friends as a person of great ability and serious purpose. At Maine Township High School South, at Wellesley College and at Yale Law School, classmates saw her not just as an achiever, but as a role model and as a leader. She inspires respect and loyalty from those who know her, and it was a good day in both their lives when they met at the library at Yale Law School.

AUDIENCE: (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Hillary’s commitment to public service continued when she left this house. Listen, New York politics is serious business.

AUDIENCE: (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: It’s rough business. It takes an extraordinary person to campaign and win the United States Senate. She has proven herself more equal to the challenge. She is the only sitting senator whose portrait hangs in the White House.

AUDIENCE: (Laughter and applause.)

RUSH: I ask you: Of those two, who exhibits the more class? Who exhibits the more general sense of kindness and manners, just listening to those two things back to back? We’re going to keep these bites. We’re going to keep these. Every time they get personal like this in the Clinton campaign, with Hillary and the ad, we’re going to run the juxtaposition.

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RUSH: By the way, folks, as a personal aside to Mrs. Clinton, I would rather be invisible to the government, quite frankly. Then it’s not pursuing me all over the place and telling me where I can and can’t smoke, and what I can and can’t eat. I would love to be invisible to people like you!

RUSH: Ed in Dayton, Ohio, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. It’s great to have you with us. I’m glad you waited.

CALLER: Thank you for taking my call, Rush.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: Hey, a point I wanted to make — and I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time — by Bush and the others of his administration not responding every time the Democrats have called him just about every name under the sun, what piece of audio or videotape are they going to play as they get into this campaign when they start talking about the evil administration that has divided America.

RUSH: Well, it’s not only that. You know, I can tell you I’ve asked the president about it. I’ll tell you one of the things that he told me, and I think Karl Rove referred to it in the interview. This is really true. I don’t think there’s a political calculation to this, although there might be. Well, it goes without saying there is. His reverence for the office is such that he’s not going to do anything in public, adopt a public demeanor or shrink, slink down to the level of gutter partisanship because he thinks it will denigrate the office and he’s not going to do that. He has such reverence for it. That, by the way, has a tie to history. You heard what Rove said in the first half of the interview last half hour. He said, the president says to Rove when Rove gets all hyperventilated by the latest Washington Post or New York Times editorial, the president says, ‘Don’t worry about it, Karl. History will get it right, and we’ll both be dead anyway. It won’t matter.’ So he’s got a historical perspective, as all presidents do, and he’s not going to be writing a legacy when he leaves the office because it’s being written now and he’s content to let historians write it. That’s very Reaganesque, by the way. That was Reagan’s attitude about things, and it’s rooted in optimism. It’s rooted in good cheer, and this president has it, too. So there’s a historical aspect to also not getting down in the dirt, as well as the political thing you mentioned about not giving opponents in a political race sounds for TV ads.

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RUSH: John in Lincoln, Nebraska. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Hello. Mega dittos from a Nebraska Army National Guard Cavalry Scout.

RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. It’s great to have you on the program. We salute you!

CALLER: Thank you. I’m glad to be following a caller that set the bar so low.

RUSH: (Laughing.) Okay. It just worked out that way. (Laughing.)

CALLER: I’m calling because I heard Hillary Clinton’s comments about the soldiers being invisible to the president.

RUSH: Yeah?

CALLER: I realized the ultimate example of that: her and her husband walking onto the Marine Corps helicopters and acting like those Marine Corps guards weren’t standing there.

RUSH: Amen, bro! Amen. Ignoring them in the White House? Yep. Absolutely. It’s a great, great point.

CALLER: The entire country has seen this on TV already, and it’s her husband, not George Bush.

RUSH: Right. (Clinton impression) ‘Don’t forget that letter to Colonel Holmes I sent out there. ‘I loathe the military,’ man. Ha-ha-ha.’ These people have made no secret of the fact that they’re anti-military. That’s a great point. I’m glad you called, John. Thanks much.

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