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RUSH: Sarah Palin was on WMAL today, our affiliate in the nation’s capital. She was on with Chris Plante this morning, and he said to her, ‘Is the news media doing their job? Are you getting a fair shake?’

PALIN: If they convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.

RUSH: Right on the money. Right on the money. What she’s basically saying here, you know, she went after Obama and his association with Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, the media descends on her, ‘That’s a distraction, that’s racism, how dare you bring that up.’ If the media is going to intimidate people from asking honest, open questions about people, then I don’t know what the future of the First Amendment’s going to be. She’s dead right. The New York Times, wishful thinking Drive-Byers, you think that she’s a drag on the McCain ticket. Ha. If there’s a drag on the McCain — well, never mind.

‘The world faces a growing risk of conflict over the next 20 to 30 years amid an unprecedented transfer of wealth and power from West to East, the US intelligence chief has said. Michael McConnell, the director of national intelligence, predicted rising demand for scarce supplies of food and fuel, strategic competition over new technologies, and the spread of weapons of mass destruction.’ How can this be? We are four days away from electing The Messiah! Wait, I forgot, Biden told us all this was going to happen. Biden told us that the little squirrel was going to get tested and make the wrong move and then beg for loyal support. Growing risk of conflict over the next 20 to 30 years, unprecedented transfer of wealth and power from West to East? We’re the West! We are the West. Who are we transferring our power to? Transfer of wealth and power from West to East? Anyway, it’s going to be bad out there, folks. So all you Obama supporters expecting utopia — he-he-he-he — get ready for the draft. Wouldn’t that be ironic? Obama and Ayers and his anti-Vietnam buddies reinstituting the draft. It would be delicious, it would be ironic and delicious as it can be and they’re probably going to have to because who’s going to want to volunteer and serve this guy in the military?

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RUSH: Yesterday on NPR, Lawrence Eagleburger — a supporter of McCain, a former secretary of state — was asked about Sarah Palin.

EAGLEBURGER: I don’t think at the moment she is prepared to take over the reins of the presidency. Give her some time in the office and I think the answer would be she will be adequate.

RUSH: I do not understand these people on (supposedly on) our side. The answer about Sarah Palin is… Secretary Eagleburger, you’re trying to get your friend John McCain elected. The answer is, ‘She’s more qualified than Obama!’ But, of course, he might suffer cocktail party invitation declines.

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RUSH: Sarah Palin on fire in Latrobe, Pennsylvania today.

PALIN: You shouldn’t be working for government. Your government should be working for you (cheers) and if you share that commitment and if you want to work hard — if you know what hard work feels like and if you want to get ahead, and if you believe that America is the land of possibilities, and you don’t want your dreams dashed by the Obama tax plan increases — then, Pennsylvania, we’re asking for your vote. (cheers and applause)

RUSH: Right on, right on, right on. She continued as though she was on fire.

PALIN: Pennsylvania, the far-left wing of the Democrat Party is preparing to take over the entire federal government. Now, with Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, heaven forbid the White House — and this isn’t a mainstream policy, mainstream thinking in the Democrat Party. It is far left. Let’s not entrust all the powers of the federal government to the one-party rule of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. (boos)

RUSH: There have been stories how she’s ‘going rogue.’ (laughs) I believe ’em. None of this stuff is stuff McCain would say. She’s on fire. Joe the Plumber in Elyria, Ohio, at a McCain Road to Victory Rally. This is the guy that the Democrats used Ohio computers to investigate Joe the Plumber addressed the crowd, said this.

WURZELBACHER: You know, get out there and vote. It’s very important. You get out here. Get the American people back in charge of our government. Hold the politicians’ feet to the fire when they mess up. That’s what we’re out here to do, all right? Smaller governments. You know, as far as everyone else here, you know, lots of questions have been asked. I’m going to vote for a real American, John McCain.

RUSH: Joe the Plumber makes it official, as though there were any doubt. But Joe the Plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher, officially endorses Senator John McCain yesterday in Elyria, Ohio.

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