RUSH: Chris in Orlando, Florida, great to have you on Open Line Friday. Hi.
CALLER: Hey there, thank you. Good to talk to you. I was listening yesterday about what you were saying about Geithner, and I just wanted to know why would it be bad to have somebody running the IRS who doesn’t believe in paying income tax?
CALLER: I mean it seems kind of like what we’d want in there.
RUSH: Well, it’s a great funny line, it really is, but your question illustrates something I think already exists, and that is, liberal elites devising two sets of rules, one for all of us, and one set of rules for them. This is not an innocent mistake. This was a calculated effort to avoid paying taxes. Now, when describing the actions taken by the magnanimous Timothy Geithner and associate them with somebody else we’d call a tax cheat, that would be harsh, that would be excessive, that would not be useful in discussing Timothy Geithner. So this is instructive.
CALLER: Well, I think having him in there would be something that, if he was put in, they could point to him throughout the entire administration and use that as an argument.
RUSH: No, no. Do you think that the subjects in Great Britain get to get away with the shenanigans the royal family does?
CALLER: Well, no.
RUSH: No, of course not. You gotta understand here, the liberal elite is, in their own minds, they’re royalty. They are above criticism. And you don’t have what it takes to emulate them anyway. When you try to avoid paying your taxes, you go to jail, or you get charged or you get heavily fined or what have you. When they do it, it’s an innocent mistake that they get to learn from. Before this is all over, they’re going to be saying this experience has added to the qualifications of Timothy Geithner, because now he knows how important — just like Holder pardoning all these criminals has made him a better lawyer. Only in the land of the left is abject failure a resume enhancement, but it isn’t for you. So it’s a great funny line, but it ain’t going to happen.