RUSH: Brad in Austin, Texas, hi. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Longtime listener dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I’ve been listening for over 15 years and I always respected you, but I want to tell you when I decided I liked you. It was a year or two after I started listening. You came back from a break playing a song but this time you were singing along. When you finished it, you said, ‘That sounded pretty good,’ and you meant it, but it didn’t, it sounded terrible! (laughing) You never did it again, but come Christmastime you started advertising Rush Sings Along Christmas Songs, and there you were in all your terrible-sing-along glory, and I always respected that.
RUSH: Yes, that was Nat King Cole duets that I did.
CALLER: (laughing) Yeah, exactly! Then I knew that I not only respected you but I liked you.
RUSH: You didn’t? Oh, you did respect me and then you liked me. Why, because I was willing to make a fool of myself and display something I can’t do in front of the nation?
CALLER: Yes. Exactly right.
RUSH: What’s that make me? Makes me humble, right?
CALLER: It makes you humble. It makes you a good guy. Anybody that can do that is just a good guy.
RUSH: Thank you, very much, especially after this week where I have been accused of being self-absorbed, rude, mean-spirited, cold-hearted, bigoted, and extreme.