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RUSH: Dawn, are your liberal girlfriends listening to the program today, or are you just chatting with them? Dawn, who transcribes calls for me on a computer monitor here in case I have trouble hearing what people on the phone say, has been chatting, IMing with some of her liberal girlfriends — and don’t get on her for having liberal girlfriends. It’s hard not to when you live down in south Florida. Anyway, she’s actually had a couple of her liberal girlfriends tell her, ‘I don’t like her. She’s too pretty. She’s too good-looking. I don’t like her looks.’ Da-da-da-da. ‘I don’t like her accent.’ Now, this establishes Undeniable Truth of Life Number 24, which says, ‘Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.’

I guarantee you these messages Dawn is getting are probably pretty typical of liberal women across the country, and what it boils down to — you know it and I know it — is jealousy. They’re just jealous of her, Dawn. That’s it, pure and simple. In fact, folks, I’ll tell you this. I actually think that it’s less important that she is a woman than it is that she pegs many of the other Democrat-identified voting blocs. Remember Obama in San Francisco at the fundraiser. The angry, bitter clingers; the people who cling to their guns and their religion when things aren’t going well and people who don’t look like them are moving in? She goes right after that voting bloc, she goes out and nails the blue-collar vote. Her husband? Her husband is a real man, not a wuss who gets manicures at the Harvard Club.

Her husband hunts, he fishes. So does she! Her nickname is Barracuda! Obama is out there insulting people with their belief in their God and in their guns and so forth — and here is Sarah Palin: babies, guns, Jesus. I knew, Dawn. I knew this was going to be the case, and I know the Democrats are going to throw their liberal women at her. Madeleine Albright will be out there testifying to her lack of experience and how troubling it is that McCain has nominated someone with so little experience, and I’m telling you, the way to answer that, folks, is to say, ‘Okay, define experience for me. You think Biden’s got a lot of experience? What’s it worth when he’s wrong so often? You think Obama’s got experience?’

He hasn’t had any experience! He doesn’t have a story he can tell. He’s got nothing! He doesn’t have a story anybody else can tell, no story anybody else can vouch for as well. The Democrats rejected a woman. Obama could have picked a woman. He bypassed Hillary. He did it right away. He never even vetted her. All this talk about new politics? He chose Biden! I’ll tell you, I’m excited by this, folks, because we’ve had two people call today that said they hadn’t been as proud of the Republican Party as they are today in a long time. This helps with the future of the party. The choice of Biden sets the Democrats back. Biden is not moving forward, and Obama does not represent the kind of change that the majority of Americans want.

So where’s the gender gap now? Where is the gender gap now? Let’s turn it around on these bums, folks! This is resonating big time out there. She’s more qualified to be president than Obama. Well, now I’m even getting me excited about this, folks. I was excited about it, when this whole thing was announced this morning about 11 o’clock when it was made official — and, let’s see. Let’s see if the Drive-Bys give her the respect that they have given Hillary for all these years and in this election. Let’s see if they talk about breaking the glass ceiling. Let’s see if they apply all of the platitudes to Sarah Palin that they have applied to Hillary Clinton. We know damn well they’re not. Right now the Drive-Bys — and they’re not going to be able to help themselves — are scouring. They’re looking as hard as they can, they’re conducting opposition research.

The Drive-Bys are trying to come up with talking points for Obama. They are! You may laugh about that. The Drive-Bys are trying to come up with anything negative on her they can that they can pass to the Obama campaign. You doubt me? Do you understand that members of the Drive-Bys were cheering every night this week at that convention? Some Chicago reporter covering the Illinois delegation was standing up and applauding. Last night, I’m told a whole section of media was standing up and applauding. So I’m telling you, they’re digging for dirt right now on Sarah Palin. All this talk about historic campaign? All this talk about advancing women? It’s not about anything the liberals say it is. It’s about defeating conservatism, it’s about advancing liberalism — even if the liberals nominate people that look like they’re out of the bar scene at Star Wars. This is not about women’s rights.

It’s not about women’s emancipation. It’s not about cracking the glass ceiling. It’s about advancing liberalism — and Sarah Palin stands in the way. She is just as big a threat as Clarence Thomas was when he was nominated to the Supreme Court. You have to look at it that way, the way the libs will. The first woman to work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will be a conservative woman? Guns, babies, Jesus? What does that do to all the teaching of all the women that the libs have engaged in for all these years? It just wipes it out. Clarence Thomas represented a threat because he was going to be the most powerful black man in the country as a justice on the Supreme Court, and he had not gone the liberal route. He had not used affirmative action. He had not paid homage to the civil rights coalitions.

That’s why he represented a threat — that and his intellect, and his judicial philosophy. To this day they even criticize him, as unqualified. If Clarence Thomas is not qualified, as Obama said, what do you think they’re going to do to Sarah Palin? I wouldn’t be a bit surprised. You know, she has her fifth baby at 44, and it’s Down syndrome. I hate saying this, I really do, but I’m going to make you a prediction. It isn’t going to be long before members of the Drive-Bys or the Democrats or their spokesman start talking about how irresponsible she was to get pregnant at 44. Yes, they can. Yes, they can! I predicted to you earlier that their attempted destruction of Sarah Palin has a greater potential of destroying them, and that kind of comment, they are totally capable of making that.

They wouldn’t think twice about that, as a means of turning the whole thing around to maintain the stature of pro-choice. You watch. (interruption) You want to bet me? What do you want to bet? (interruption) They will go there. Snerdley does not believe that they will go there. What do you want? What do you want that you don’t have? (laughing) He said he wants a Maybach. What you are going to pay off when you lose, a spare tire for mine? I’m telling you, I think they’re totally capable of it. ‘That was highly irresponsible. Highly risky. She knew better. She should have had more sense than to give birth to a Down syndrome baby, than to give birth at age 44.’

Abortion is the sacrament to their religion. It is the sacrament to liberalism. You’re going to hear it somewhere, mark my words. You’re going to hear it and we’re going to find it. I will play it for you or read it to you. It may happen on a blog. Remember, a lot of things happen on these kook blogs and they get picked up later in the Drive-By Media, ‘And they’re saying on such and such a blog,’ and that’s how they’ll do it. We might even get some irritated feminazi who is so mad about this to say it herself, and try to turn it around and say, ‘This is what we have been trying to educate women on for years,’ blah, blah, blah. You should never forget just how important abortion is as a political issue to the Democrat Party.

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RUSH: All right, look at this headline. This is Ron Fournier at the Associated Press, just posted his story on the choice of Sarah Palin, and here’s the headline: ‘Analysis: Palin’s Age, Inexperience Rival Obama’s.’ The Associated Press: ‘Analysis: Palin’s Age, Inexperience Rival Obama’s.’ The Drive-Bys are going to string this guy up! You know, I gotta go through this other stack here. We got a lot of AP criticism of Obama’s speech last night. All right, now, Snerdley you may have lost the bet. ‘CNN’s John Roberts, after briefly alluding to the issue of Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s experience he called into question earlier on Friday’s Newsroom program, asked correspondent Dana Bash about how the Alaska governor’s newborn son with Down’s syndrome might be affected if she were elected: ‘There’s also this issue that on April 18th, she gave birth to a baby with Down’s Syndrome … Children with Down’s syndrome require an awful lot of attention. The role of Vice President, it seems to me, would take up an awful lot of her time, and it raises the issue of how much time will she have to dedicate to her newborn child?”

Now, they haven’t yet, but they’re getting there. They haven’t gotten to the point where they’re questioning her decision to give birth to the child, but they’re already ripping the fact that she did and plans now to abandon it. The subtext is that Palin’s going to have to abandon the Down syndrome child in order to do the job. These are the same people that tell us working women are the heroes of modern life; the same people who told women, ‘Get out of the house. Don’t disrespect and harm the sisterhood, get out there, get your own career, to hell with a relationship, get day care, push for day care in your office. Do not be a prisoner to conventional American familial structures,’ and now John Roberts — this was his second, he hit her earlier today on her lack of experience — former CBS guy now at CNN, now questioning whether or not she should have accepted this, given that she has a Down syndrome baby. So I’m telling you Snerdley, you haven’t lost the bet yet but you’re getting close. They’ve broken the ice on the whole subject of the Down syndrome baby. Next in the process will be, ‘Should she have even had it?’

Back to the phones. This is Katrina in Longmont, Colorado, great to have you here. Thank you for waiting.

CALLER: Hello, how are you?

RUSH: Just fine. Thank you.

CALLER: It’s an honor just having you say my name. You are my rock star. (laughing)

RUSH: (laughing)

CALLER: My question or observation is that I think she embodies, Sarah Palin embodies, true feminism and I think she should be caught, and I hope she is caught, if she breast feeds. I hope she’s caught breast-feeding her child, which is a beautiful — it’s womanhood in its true form.

RUSH: How does one get caught breast-feeding?

CALLER: I don’t know. I don’t know. Maybe after the speech today she should have sat down, and I don’t know, if they think she’s going to abandon this beautiful child that she has lovingly brought into this world with her husband —

RUSH: I know. That is just frankly absurd. They’re reaching, they’re stretching, they’re reaching, they’re coming back to contradict their own 30- to 40-year philosophy. They better be careful. Snerdley is right, better be careful, because in the process of trying to destroy her, they might destroy themselves. There is other news out there, ladies and gentlemen, before we grab a quick phone call. This is from MediaNews Group, which is out there filing stories at the Democrat National Convention: ”Strip Club Business Slow During the Democrat National Convention.’ The political convention is kind of a bust for downtown strip clubs–‘ this easily understood by me ‘–but techies in town for next week’s electronics show should give the clubs a boost, one exotic dancer said.’ Bad news for strippers in Denver. How many real men were in Denver this past week? That’s the question you need to ask.

Here’s John in Bossier City, Louisiana. Nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Yeah, I just want to say, I just think it’s kind of funny — or let me rephrase that. I don’t seem to remember the press coming down on Barack about picking Biden and then they spend the whole convention trying to unite the party but yet they’re going to come up on McCain about picking a female vice president instead of picking Lieberman, because he was scared about splitting the party.

RUSH: You know something, that’s a good point out there, John. Grab audio sound bite number one again, Mister Broadcast Engineer, because I want to play Ed Henry at CNN. And, by the way, your business about the press didn’t dog Obama and all this sort of stuff about who he should pick. They sorta did in a way. They were asking, ‘Is it going to be Hillary?’ They did in a way, but they hate us. You people have got to understand, they hate us. This weekend is going to be a clear illustration of the total bias in journalism today as you contrast the way they attempt to destroy Sarah Palin, or attempt to find any dirt on her compared to what they’ve done with Biden, compared to what they’ve done with Obama. Now, here’s Ed Henry again, this is from this morning on CNN.

HENRY: If John McCain really was a maverick, he would have gone with someone like Joe Lieberman, they had floated that trial balloon of Joe Lieberman, an independent Democrat, maybe Tom Ridge, a moderate Republican, but as we all know, Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives warned that that would lead to the destruction of the Republican Party, would split the party at the Republican convention next week. But in the end, John McCain went with a conservative. So you’re going to hear the Democrats try to say, well, this is not really being a maverick, that he, in their words, buckled to the right wing of his party.

RUSH: So Ed Henry is mad at me for forcing McCain to pick a conservative as his Republican vice presidential running mate. Mr. Henry, question: If Lieberman was the right pick, if Lieberman was so bold a choice, if Lieberman was the answer, why the hell didn’t Obama pick him? Sometimes it’s like shooting fish in a barrel out there.

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