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RUSH: Susan Sarandon. This was on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS Monday night. Smiley said, ‘Your candidate, John Edwards, now out of the race. So what do you do now?’

SARANDON: I’m going to back Obama, but I hope — I think that he as a symbol has really excited people, and he’s definitely confusing to everyone who really hates America for hating, you know, Muslims, because a name like Obama and a black, they’re probably going to go, ‘Oh, wait a minute, what?’ It’s kind of like, you know, when you’re out on the line for, you know, freedom to have an abortion, and you’re incredibly pregnant, they just can’t quite figure out — so I think he definitely has convinced people that he stands for change and for hope, and I — I — you know, I can’t wait to see what he stands for.

RUSH: Did you hear that? May I repeat this? She said, ‘He definitely has convinced people he stands for change and stands for hope, I can’t wait to see what he stands for.’ She doesn’t even know! And she’s for him! She doesn’t even know what he’s for other than change and hope, and she’s for him. I think she’s probably been listening to the Obama commercials on my program.

(playing of Obama spoof)


RUSH: All right. I have a little sound bite here. I’m very, very, very uncomfortable playing this sound bite, but it must be done, ladies and gentlemen, Stevie the Boy Wonder, a black cat, by the way, could cross my path any time. I love Stevie the Boy Wonder’s music. I just… (interruption) It is. The Songs in The Key of Life album, which is why it’s so difficult to play this sound bite. This is last night at the NAALCP Image Awards. That’s the National Association for the Advancement of (Liberal) Colored People. Stevie the Boy Wonder was awarded the Hall of Fame award at the NAALCP Image Awards, and this is a portion of his acceptance speech.

WONDER: There’s a man named Barack Obama (applause) who shows you that there is no reason for you to have to be a gang member or do drugs or whatever that is (applause), and there’s a woman named Hillary Clinton, who clearly should say to every single woman: ‘There’s no need for abuse by any man to any woman in the world, and you can — you don’t have to accept that.’ I say to all of you, without question: It is time for change, and we can not only change history, but we can help to determine everyone’s destiny to the good. I say to all of you, ‘Yes, we most definitely can.’

RUSH: Oh, no. This is painful! This is painful. In the first place, you can’t change ‘history,’ because history is what was. It has been. What has been has been. What is, is is. What hasn’t been, hasn’t been. History is so yesterday anyway. Mrs. Clinton… (interruption) I’m not going to touch the Obama business on the drugs business. I’m not going to touch that, but Hillary Clinton says to ‘every single woman there is no need for abuse by any man or any woman in the world, and you don’t have to accept it’? Clearly… Maybe I’m wrong. Mr. Krehley, you’re a good objective guy. You’re a broadcast engineer. Would you say in terms of abuse that Mrs. Clinton has accepted it or not accepted it? (interruption) She’s accepted it. Yes, absolutely. I mean, if Hillary Clinton has demonstrated anything, it is be abused and exact a price for it. She has totally accepted it. She’s marketed it. She has used it. Mr. Wonder… Ugh, I hate doing this. I just hate this. I hate people being wrong. I want to help ’em. She’s the most cheated on woman in the world, and she knew it for how many years! Twenty-five?

Even today, Mr. Wonder, people joke about who President Clinton is ‘dating’ while he’s married to her. Even today, Mr. Wonder, reporters ask Mrs. Clinton how she will deal with further scandals involving her husband. That is a past that continues to exist in the right now and will exist in the future. It will not change. And she knows it and is accepting it. And Chris Matthews (before threatened with being kneecapped) said that’s the reason she’s a candidate, because she was cheated on by her husband. Jeez oh man! This has been painful. This has been painful. Look, I was a struggling young disc jockey back in the early days of my what was to become sterling broadcast career playing Stevie Wonder tunes. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours. Suspicion. (sigh) This wounds me to the heart, to have to do this. But, see? I don’t shy away from the tough stuff. I could have seen this sound bite and said, ‘Cookie, don’t tell anybody you gave it to me. I’m not going to use it.’

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