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RUSH: Here’s Nicolette in Bellevue, Nebraska. Hi, Nicolette, thank you for waiting.

CALLER: Hi there. Early happy birthday dittos.

RUSH: Thank you very much. I wish you hadn’t said that.

CALLER: Well, my oldest son has the same birthday as you, so (giggles).

RUSH: Oh. Don’t say what it is, please. I try to downplay this every year.

CALLER: Okay, sorry.

RUSH: Did Snerdley tell you to say this?


CALLER: No. No. As I watched Hillary cry, all I could think of was how she was being perceived outside of our borders around the world. This is no Margaret Thatcher, and the lack of credibility causes her, as a potential leader of this country, into going over the heads of the women that you commented on today. I think that I have certain strengths as a woman that I don’t have when I try to usurp a man’s role.
RUSH: All right, let me posit a theory. I interviewed yesterday Kenneth Timmerman who’s written a book about the shadow government out to destroy the Bush administration, and particularly Bush foreign policy. War in Iraq, war on terror, war in Afghanistan. There’s a fascinating book of his and a fascinating interview yesterday coming up in the next issue of the newsletter, and he said something. He was saying a lot of things. He said, ‘You know what the rest of the world knows, what the militant Islamist world knows is if we elect a Democrat president next year we will have war with Iran.’

I said, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. We will have war with Iran?’ I said, ‘How do you figure that?’

He said, ‘Because the Iranians know nobody will stop ’em. The Iranians know that there isn’t a Democrat out there who will stop it. If the Iranians start making noise about things and start launching some salvos, the first thing Democrats will do is launch a diplomatic army around the world and start talking to people.’

So, I mention this to you, because you asked what the rest of the world is thinking when they see Hillary Clinton cry. With the rest of the world, particularly enemies, our enemies in the world are salivating for the Democrats to win the presidency in 2008, precisely because — and they listen to ’em.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: I mean, they’ve been giving advice to ’em! They’ve been using talking points. Harry Reid, Pelosi say things; Al-Qaeda and Zawahiri repeat ’em in the next tapes. It’s sickening. But they are of the opinion the Democrats aren’t going to do anything to stop ’em.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: So when they see Hillary cry, ‘Hey, it fits the pattern.’ I don’t know how effective they are about any of that, they’re just convinced that if the Democrats win they’ve got a little smoother sailing. They don’t think there’s going to be anybody worse, from their perspective, than George W. Bush: standing in their way, opposing them, beating them back. They know full well, whatever Democrat’s elected, they’re not going to have to deal with somebody like Bush anymore, which to them is a Christmas present or Allah present, whatever they call it.

CALLER: (laughing) And for us, it’s totally frightening.

RUSH: Well, it is. This is about serious stuff. We’ve had some people call today and say, ‘Could we get off the tears business?’ It’s serious stuff. The tears are serious stuff, and the way they’re being covered is serious stuff.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: You know, it’s an issue, it’s being made an issue by the Clintons, being made an issue by the Drive-Bys; we gotta deal with it here to put it in proper perspective.

CALLER: Well, it’s not a soap opera.

RUSH: It is a soap opera, the Clintons are a soap opera. Remember —

CALLER: No, no, no. I mean, our place in the world is not a soap opera. From their perspective, they’re going to pull all these strings.

RUSH: The Clintons’ lives are not about America; the Clintons’ lives are about them.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: You know, Camille Paglia is right. These people are messianic, and Obama is messianic. These people think that there are haloes over their heads and that they and they alone are the only ones that can save this country from whatever evil Republicans have put in place here.

CALLER: Well, hey, we’ve got a new football coach here, Rush. (laughing) You and Justice Thomas are going to have to come back for another game.

RUSH: I’d be glad to come back for another game. I’m having a mental block on the coach’s name.

CALLER: Pelini.

RUSH: That’s right, that’s right.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: Well, I talked to Justice Thomas about it. He’s excited about the guy.

CALLER: Yeah, I think a lot of people are.

RUSH: Just so you know. Nicolette, I have to run.

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: I appreciate the call. Thanks much.

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