RUSH: I promised this earlier in the show. David Rodham Gergen last night on CNN says that the question planting for the Clintons is like a parking ticket; it’s no big deal.
GERGEN: When a campaign plants a question, that’s a pretty minor infraction of the rules — like a parking ticket. The problem here is that it feeds a perception — a damaging perception of Hillary Clinton, that — she doesn’t — she can’t quite be trusted.
RUSH: You guys are going to do everything you can to dispel that by calling it a parking ticket. There is a pattern here. By the way, this woman, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, said that she was told by the Clinton campaign last week not to talk to any more reporters after the newspaper article in the college paper, but she obviously did anyway. That’s audio sound bite number 11. It’s ABC reporterette Kate Snow. Grab that one, Mike. This is Good Morning America today.
SNOW: Gallo-Chasanoff says that she was told by the Clinton campaign last week not to talk to any more reporters after that newspaper article in the college paper, but she obviously did anyway.
RUSH: Told not to talk to reporters. ‘It’s just a parking ticket,’ David Rodham Gergen, thank you. Now back to Bill Schneider, our old buddy at CNN. Listen to this and see what you think.
SCHNEIDER: When her husband was first elected in 1992, most Americans did not think Bill Clinton was honest and trustworthy, but they voted for him, he won the election, the only one with 43% of the vote. And that was a charge that hung over him for his entire administration. She doesn’t really want to have to deal with that, and, unfortunately, this feeds into that impression.
RUSH: But, Bill, you just said honesty didn’t matter. The American people elected him anyway, honesty didn’t matter; trustworthy, they didn’t think Clinton was either, but they voted for him, so what’s the problem, Bill? The way these people treat the Clintons, this is why I think the odds are that this debate is going to be a home run for her. Something will happen in this debate where they’ll all be able to say afterwards — because they’ve had their two weeks of fun with this, they’ve had their two weeks of fun with the battleship Hillary bleeding a little oil here, but it’s time to get the leak plugged, so to speak, and right the ship and have it sail on down the ocean there, down the river, whatever. They’ll do their best to say, ‘Oh, she was really on her game last night. She was really on her game tonight, marked contrast from the performance in Philadelphia.’ (interruption) Well, if she screws up — and she won’t have to hit a home run for them to say she did — but if she does a major, major screw-up, then the excitement will take over for another week, and they’ll have to report it. ‘What happened to Mrs. Clinton? She was set up so well. Wolf Blitzer was warned.’ Everybody is going to be watching tomorrow night. A lot of people who otherwise wouldn’t be watching are going to be watching, hoping for that train wreck.