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RUSH: You’ve gotta hear this latest John Edwards ad, folks. You have to hear this. Now, there’s some visual to it that would help you here. We got it off YouTube. It’s an ad against Hillary. The audio here will be sufficient for you to get the idea. I’m going to try to paint you a picture. The ad opens with some music, opens a black screen with some phrases about Mrs. Clinton wanting it both ways, and they do side-by-side video clips of Mrs. Clinton answering the same question with different answers from Tuesday night’s debate. It runs about one minute and 23 seconds. Now, some people might say, ‘This Edwards, he’s really hitting hard here.’ I do think that some people in the Democrat Party think the bloom’s off the rose. I think this performance of hers Tuesday night was not good. This is not just a gaffe; it wasn’t just a slip. This was the mask coming off. This was the real Hillary Clinton, and she was forced into that with not much trouble, by the way, with a question that she never expected to have to answer and really wasn’t prepared for it. So Edwards has decided he’s going to take after her on this now. Whether it works or not for Edwards is not the reason I’m playing it for you. I want you to listen to it, and I’ll give you my thoughts on it afterwards.

RUSSERT: Why do you have one public position and one private position?

EDWARDS: Unless I missed something, Senator Clinton said two different things in the course of about two minutes.

HILLARY: I stand for ending the war in Iraq, bringing our troops home. We’re going to have troops remaining there, guarding our embassy, we may have continuing training mission, and we may have a mission against Al-Qaeda in Iraq. But on specific issues I’ve come out with very specific plans. With respect to Social Security, I do have a plan. But, personally, I am not going to be advocating any specific fix until I am seriously approaching fiscal responsibility.

RUSSERT: Do you, a New York senator, Hillary Clinton, support the New York governor’s plan to give illegal immigrants a driver’s license?

HILLARY: I did not say that it should be done, but I certainly recognize what Governor Spitzer is trying to do.

RUSSERT: No, no, no. You said — you said yes, you thought it made sense to do it.

HILLARY: No, I didn’t, Chris. It makes a lot of sense. What is the governor supposed to do? Do I think this is the best thing for any governor to do? No.

RUSH: That is the ad. Now, I don’t know how many people are going to see it. It’s one minute and 23 seconds. It’s a YouTube ad. I don’t know if he’s going to buy time for it on television, but I’ll tell you this: If she gets the nomination, this is the kind of thing the Republicans are going to have to do. The Republican nominee, the Republican Party, RNC, this is the kind of thing they’re going to have to do. Now, don’t forget, that doing what this ad does is what Mrs. Clinton and her team are saying, ‘Ah, they’re hitting me, they’re being critical, they’re treating me like a girl,’ blah, blah. That’s not pleasing a lot of people, either. So just a little heads-up. Edwards is getting serious about this. He could be just getting it out of the way now. It’s really not prominent. We had to dig deep for it to find the YouTube video of it. But this is the kind of thing that she’s set herself up for now big time. This little escapade that happened Tuesday night is going to haunt her for quite a while.

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