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RUSH: We’re going to start with Ren. This is short for Katherine, I’m told, in Atlanta. Hello, Ren.

CALLER: Hey how are you, sir?

RUSH: Fine, thank you.

CALLER: My mom actually made me call. Actually no, she gave me the phone and told me to talk to you. So that’s how it works, but I have a bit of a problem with Palin. I’m totally for McCain. He’s the most liberal Republican that we’re going to get, but Palin on the other hand, I’m not digging her, I’m not — (unintelligible) turned down.

RUSH: Wait, wait, wait a minute. Could you hold the phone a little further away from your mouth, because you sound a little bit distorted. What I picked up, you’re for McCain because he’s the most liberal Republican we’re going to get, but Palin you’re not digging here, you’re not digging what she’s putting out?

CALLER: Correct.

RUSH: You like liberal Republicans?

CALLER: Yes, yes, sir. I also like Obama, but I could vote for McCain. I’m kind of undecided.

RUSH: Okay, so Palin seems to be your stumbling block. What is your problem with Governor Palin?

CALLER: Well, I have a few stumbling — I have a few problems with her. My first one is the fact that she’s killing all these wolves, but I have an environmental science major friend at college, and she says that this is destroying the ecosystem.

RUSH: Now, Ren, in your own heart and mind, do you actually believe that?

CALLER: I believe that animals — it’s like a web, right? If you cut off one link, then the rest of it is going to fall apart.

RUSH: In the first place, the reports of her killing wolves and animals have been exaggerated. She’s a hunter. There are millions of hunters in this country and around the world. You know, animals have babies.

CALLER: I know that.

RUSH: They grow up to become big animals.

CALLER: I understand that.

RUSH: But the idea that we’re going to destroy the environment by killing animals, the next thing we know we’re going to destroy the environment by killing vegetables. Ren, seriously, you’re being indoctrinated here by a college professor whose intentions I have no doubt she probably believes and are honest but it’s really foolish and it’s ridiculous. Do you eat beef?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: Do you realize that the cattle industry kills more steers in a day than Sarah Palin has in her life? And when you went outside the last time was the sun shining?

CALLER: No, actually it was raining outside.

RUSH: But it was light when it was supposed to be light?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: And of course rain is good for plants and animals, they drink it and they grow and they replenish themselves. What’s the temperature in Atlanta today?

CALLER: I couldn’t tell you.

RUSH: Well, is it hot or is it warm, is it cold —

CALLER: It’s warm. It’s warm.

RUSH: So the animals that Sarah Palin’s killing have not caused temperatures to plunge where you live, you’re getting needed rain —

CALLER: What about the polar ice caps, though?

RUSH: Georgia’s been in a drought so you’re getting needed rain in Atlanta, you admit that you eat beef. Do you eat vegetables, which are just plants?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: But my point is, I’m not concerned — I mean —

RUSH: You mentioned the polar ice caps. The polar ice caps are growing. We got a report yesterday that two glaciers in Alaska are larger than they’ve been in years, and the meteorologists say it’s the coldest winter. But you’re being sold a bill of goods on a political agenda, Ren. Start thinking for yourself and use common sense. The bottom line is you and I could not destroy, nor could Sarah Palin, the ecosystem of the planet if we tried.

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