RUSH: What happened yesterday with the situation in New York, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, where they disinvited Sarah Palin after Hillary refused to appear with her. Malcolm Hoenlein runs that organization and Malcolm Hoenlein is a friend of mine. Malcolm Hoenlein is the man who arranged and accompanied me on that wonderful trip to Israel that I had in 1993. I think what’s happened here, the George Soros people are taking credit for shutting this down. The George Soros people are sending e-mails all over to each other, ‘We did it! We did it! We did it! We shafted AIPAC,’ meaning the Jewish lobbying firm, American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington. Soros, a huge anti-Semite even though he’s Jewish himself. But their idea was to get Palin out of there because she’s so overshadowing everybody. Hillary pulled out. Hillary pulled out because she didn’t want to appear with somebody wearing a skirt. I’m not kidding. She didn’t want to appear with somebody wearing a skirt. Hillary’s excuse was, ‘She doesn’t have my stature, why should I show up with her?’ Here’s the real question, and forget Malcolm Hoenlein and his bunch for a second here.
We hear from the Democrats, particularly Obama, that we need unity, and we’re going to unify this country, we’re going to make the world love us again. Now, what this was was a protest over Iran. Now, I’ve known Malcolm since 1993, 15 years, and all of this talk about terrorism, for all this time, Malcolm Hoenlein and his organization have been zeroing in on Iran. They know and are trying to get the word out that Iran is the official state sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East and around the world. Al-Qaeda, satellite operations and so forth, they’re all together, but Iran’s there funding a lot of these people, has been for a long time, long before even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came on the scene. But here’s the point of all this. I mean, you get mad of the group chickening out and not wanting any partisan politics there. If this country, if the Democrat Party and its extreme kook fringe cannot even unify, if we can’t stand as one against the threat by Iran, then what the hell can we unify on? Why the hell should we be worried about the crossing the aisle and trying to break bread, make contact, find some sort of commonality with people like this, who would rather embarrass Sarah Palin and deny her a chance to show up and protest Iran or this group, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, what is there that we have in common with these people? How do you compromise with people who hate the country? How do you compromise with people who want this country to lose military conflicts? The Soros crowd, the far left, how do you compromise with them? Why do you want to walk across the aisle and meet ’em halfway or even partial way? Why don’t you instead just want to wipe ’em out politically? Well, that’s what you and I want to do, and this of course is what we will continue to focus on.
RUSH: One thing, uh, ladies and gentlemen, here about the cancellation of the Sarah Palin invitation, or the rescinding of it by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, this is an anti-Iran rally that’s scheduled for Monday, and they invited Hillary, and Hillary was going to go, she’s a big friend of the organization. Then they invited Palin, and that’s when Hillary pulled out. Hillary pulled out on her own. When Hillary pulled out, it meant that Palin would be the last woman standing in terms of representing a political party. That’s when the Soros-Obama team went into action and started putting pressure on the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, and there are two other groups that are doing this, the National Coalition to Stop Iran Now, and the Israel Project.
Now, they’re protesting Iran and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. So they get Palin off of there, and now they’re talking about, well, it’s finally worked, what a great thing, we have a bipartisan event, or nonpartisan. Now, for his purposes, McCain said that Obama chose politics rather than the national interest by sidestepping the opportunity for a bipartisan stand against Iran’s nuclear drive. Obama won’t go there. Obama won’t show up at this thing. Obama will not appear publicly at a protest against Iran. ‘McCain leveled the charge after the organizers of the ‘Stop Iran Now’ rally, planned for next Monday in New York City, withdrew an invitation to his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, following appeals by Democrats. ‘Governor Palin was pleased to accept an invitation to address this rally and show her resolve on this grave national security issue,’ McCain said in a statement. ‘Regrettably that invitation has since been withdrawn under pressure from Democratic partisans. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Republicans, Democrats and independents alike to oppose [President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad’s goal of a nuclear armed Iran. Senator Obama’s campaign had the opportunity to join us. Senator Obama chose politics rather than the national interest.’
He’s exactly right. What Senator Obama knows is that Sarah Palin’s the hottest ticket in town right now, and anybody who stands next to her is going to pale in comparison, even Obama, if he were to show up, even The Messiah. So the great unifiers, they can’t even come together in solidarity opposing a nuclear Iran. But there’s another little story here that has tentacles that touch this one. I want to pass that story on to you, ladies and gentlemen. There is a woman by the name of Penny Pritzker. Penny Pritzker is an heiress to the Hyatt hotel fortune. Penny Pritzker was one of the organizers of the $9 million Hollywood fundraiser for Obama earlier this week. Penny Pritzker, I am told, is hosting a reception for Ahmadinejad at the Grand Hyatt in New York, Grand Central Station, when Ahmadinejad is here to address the United Nations General Assembly.
Now, I haven’t been able to confirm this. I’ve seen it in three different places, but I haven’t been able to confirm it. But if this is true, here you have Penny Pritzker, who’s raising money and organizing things for Obama, Obama refuses to go to an anti-Iran rally and won’t let anybody from the campaign show up there, so Sarah Palin gets disinvited. And then later this month, when Mahmoud comes to address the UN General Assembly, she’s hosting a reception for him at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York. Now, this is not unusual. The last time Fidel Castro was here, Mort Zuckerman hosted a lunch at his apartment in New York and invited a bunch of New York media types to go. A friend of mine went and asked Castro, ‘Do you believe in God?’ He got a 30-minute rambling answer reminiscent of Obama, but did not get an answer. So this is not unprecedented that New York and Chicago elites would — it’s like last year, Ahmadinejad was invited to Columbia University. I don’t think they intended anybody to know this is happening. It’s not widely known that this is happening.
As I say, I’ve heard it from three different places and people that I know and trust very well. But I haven’t seen anything official on it, like you say. There hasn’t been a press release that I have seen or anything like this, but if it’s true, if it’s true, this is an amazing thing for one of Obama’s big fundraisers to be hosting a reception for Ahmadinejad. Not that Obama is going to be there, don’t misunderstand, I don’t know who’s going, I don’t know who’s invited to the damn thing, but one of the organizers raising money for Obama, doing a reception for Ahmadinejad, and Obama can’t bother to send somebody to an anti-Iran rally. And, by the way, Obama is out there trying to prove to the Jewish community that he’s with them, that even though he’s taking funds from Hamas or Hezbollah, whoever, that he still sides with Israel and so forth. This is all highly convoluted stuff out there.
RUSH: Let me clear something up. Now, this is the fourth bit of information I’ve had on this reception for Ahmadinejad at the Grand Hyatt in New York later this month when Ahmadinejad is here for the UN — now I’m being told there’s no evidence that Penny Pritzker knew about this, but she does own the Grand Hyatt. Apparently there’s no that evidence Penny Pritzker knew about it. The invitation to this reception is called, ‘Has not one God created us?’, and Quakers and Mennonites are the ones who have invited Ahmadinejad to the meeting, is what I am now hearing. Penny Pritzker did not, or no evidence that she knew about this.