RUSH: Alan in Lawrence, Kansas, I’m glad you called, sir. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Dittos to you, and I’m a 17-year-listener, but I find myself in the position of being in the dark about your comments on your top-ten favorite female names. I don’t like being in the dark about your tweaks, so I’d like to know the story behind that.
RUSH: There’s no story. See, this is one of the things I find amazing about the program. I’ve got my all-time, top-ten favorite female names. You think there’s some gimmick here.
CALLER: There’s gotta be something to it. You gotta be tweaking somebody out there.
CALLER: Well, it seems like there’s gotta be more than ten names on it by now.
RUSH: Name ’em?
CALLER: (laughing) I can’t. But it seems like every woman that calls —
RUSH: You sit here and say there’s more than ten names, you gotta be counting ’em up.
CALLER: It seems like it. It seems like every woman that calls makes your top-ten list.
RUSH: No. How many women have we talked to today? Only one of them, the woman named Jane has her name in my all-time favorite top-ten list of female names. See, this is an illusion. You’re falling for an illusion out there. There’s no gimmick; there’s no trick.
CALLER: Okay, so there’s no good story behind it?
RUSH: No. No, no, no, no. There’s no payoff.
CALLER: Well, let me make one quick request. On your days off, I’d like more Walter E. Williams as substitute for you.
RUSH: More Walter Williams when I am out?
RUSH: Okay, we’ll put that in the hopper.
RUSH: I like Walter. In fact, one of my favorite things, Walter has already apologized. He forgave us. Walter Williams forgave all of us white people for slavery on one of the first days he guest-hosted this program. He’s a fine, funny guy. I appreciate that recommendation.