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RUSH: This is Brian in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hello, Brian, and welcome to the program.

CALLER: Rush, it’s an honor to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: I’ve been listening to you since I was 18 and you are a huge, huge inspiration.

RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, I appreciate that.

CALLER: We love you here in Raleigh. I still believe that Hillary is inevitable to be nominated, and just wanted to pick your brain and see who you believe would be her choice for VP, if she has already burned Obama’s bridge or —

RUSH: Gahhhk, she’s not going to choose Obama. Obama wouldn’t take it. Whoever she chooses is going to have to recognize and accept the fact that he’s a doormat. Do you realize who her husband is?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: Bill Clinton. The name ring a bell?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: With her as president and Bill in, do you think the vice president will even be given an office?

CALLER: (chuckles)

RUSH: I’m only halfway joking on this. If Hillary is elected president. The vice president is going to be the biggest doormat in the history of vice presidents because Bill is going to be there, and this guy’s going to have to know it. He’s going to have to take the gig for the résumé enhancement, because he likes to travel to funerals and all the other ceremonial things, but that’s it. I’ve heard names bandied about, but they frankly don’t interest me at this point. I’m not willing to concede that she’s going to win. But you’ve got names being thrown around like Evan Bayh of Indiana. Richardson is actively campaigning to be veep. I mean, that’s what he’s doing, so, I don’t know. I don’t even know how far down the path they are on even getting serious about this. I’m sure they have staffers vetting people, investigating and that sort of thing. But, really, I want to reiterate a point that I made earlier this week. You know, with Bill Clinton all over the place out there, this is actually a referendum — these early primaries — on him. He is actually the one running for a third term while his name is not on the ballot. We all know — well, you should know — that Mrs. Clinton cannot win this by herself. She tacitly admitted it by bringing Clinton out and making him front and center, and they don’t care. Their quest is power. They don’t care how they get back in there. It doesn’t matter to them. There’s no ego involved here in that sense. Mrs. Clinton, despite what you might think, is not running around all jealous and worried that Bill is stealing her thunder. It doesn’t matter. Getting there is the objective. How they get there is irrelevant. If they have to use Bill to get people to think they’re voting for him when they vote for Hillary, that’s what they’re going to do, and that’s what they are doing — especially in Iowa and probably in New Hampshire, too.

RUSH: Mike in Ohio, it’s nice to have you with us, sir.

CALLER: Yes. First, let me say very much for taking my call. I agree with you on two things. One: women grow old and men mature. Two: there is no senior women’s golf tournament. There is no league. That’s it. I mean, there’s nothing else to say.

RUSH: (laughter.)

CALLER: (laughing) But I think Hillary is in the same boat.

RUSH: (laughter.)

CALLER: Okay?

RUSH: All right. For those of you that might not have heard that, let me translate it. He’s agreeing with me. Men mature; women grow old. There is no Senior LPGA tour. Why? Because it would be on TV, and… (laughing) That’s enough. (laughing) You fill in the blanks. Mike, thanks for helping out, buddy. I appreciate all the assistance I can get here.

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