RUSH: Well, hubba-hubba. Get this. Bill Clinton says ‘he’s learned a valuable lesson from the dustup over his remarks on the campaign trail — he can promote his wife’s presidential candidacy, but he’s not free to defend her. Clinton also said that everything he said in South Carolina about Illinois Senator Barack Obama was ‘factually accurate,’ but a lot that has been said about what he said is ‘factually inaccurate.” (doing Clinton impression) ‘Yeah, Limbaugh, you understand this because you’ve been in my shoes.’ No, sir, I haven’t. I haven’t been in your shoes or anywhere else. ‘Well, but that doesn’t matter. Look, the mistake that I made is to think that I was a spouse, like any other spouse, that could defend the candidate. I think I can promote Hillary, but not defend her, because I was president. And, Limbaugh, the fact of the matter is I’m so liberated. I got so tired of having to defend her, and now I’m off the hook. But I’m going to make it look like I have learned a lesson. It’s impossible for me to learn a lesson, Limbaugh, I know everything about politics. She’s a doofus. She can see it. I can see it. But I don’t have to defend her anymore. It’s all up to her.’
He then said, ‘I have to let her defend herself or have someone else defend her.’ I wondered why he’s been so silent lately. Really. I’ve been doing Google searches on Bill Clinton and there hasn’t been any news the past three or four days. Well, I mean some, but not like it was.