RUSH: I just got the funniest note from a friend predicting what Hillary’s going to do to get out of this mess. I’d like to share it with you, because this guy is pretty perceptive on things. ‘The level of detail on what Hillary’s staff does means that a lot of people know what she’s doing…’ because she’s a micro-manager, she’s a control freak. She’s going to be depending heavily on loyalty now from the staff, because there’s a lot of people who don’t know what she’s doing, planting questions, all this other stuff, not paying tips, so she’s going to be giving the staff a whole bunch of us-against-the-world speeches all over the place, we gotta hang together. Hillary’s staff’s going to probably get so much love in the foreseeable future that they might think Hillary has been reborn. But this is the thing. She’s a micro-manager, nothing happens by accident, and her head right now, because of this slow bleed that’s happened ever since the Drexel University debate, the whole thing now is that there’s gotta be gobs of details that have to be covered up.
The chess game of deceit that the Clintons play is probably ten moves ahead of where we all are right now. That being said, here’s what my friend expects to happen: ‘A significant announcement at the debate Thursday night from Hillary of some kind, something, anything, to change the subject. Distraction will be in high gear, and it might even be quite clever. It may be that Hillary won’t have the announcement, but that Bill will announce he’s gotta go in to have a precancerous lesion removed or that he has to go in for a non-routine medical checkup. Anything to distract people and to create sympathy,’ because that is what Mrs. Clinton shines at, is becoming the victim and arousing sympathy for herself among a lot of people. Maybe it will be a false announcement about Clinton library releases.
We had the caller about Bill Kristol and Brit Hume, and here’s the story about Bernard Kerik and his effect on Rudy, and it did seem to be on Friday that a media template was the Rudy story’s the bigger story than the planted question. So my friend is expecting something. And I mentioned to you, if she does boffo at the debate, if she does anything to squirm out of this, the media coverage is going to do a 180, ‘Oh, how brilliant, oh, look at how she’s turned adversity into something positive,’ blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. His theory is that they’re ten steps ahead of us on the chessboard, where we’re all thinking here. So this is getting fun now, folks, (laughter) this is just getting funny. Hillary the comeback kid-ette. Yep, that’s what it will be on Thursday night and Friday. In fact, let’s go ahead and make that prediction. I’ll bet you that there is something that happens in this debate or something around it that does cause this kind of thing to happen.