RUSH: Carol in Pensacola, Florida, I’m glad you called. Nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Oh, Rush, this is the thrill of my life. I cannot believe I got through. (laughs)
RUSH: I understand.
CALLER: I tried calling you two weeks ago, I envied you so much going back to my home to see that playoff game, you have no idea. I can’t believe our Steelers. (laughs)
RUSH: Are you going to the game?
CALLER: I wish. I haven’t worked for a year, Rush. I’d give my right arm. My son and I will watch. I’ll be down at his house. We aren’t going to make it, but always a Pittsburgher. I remember when you were the struggling disc jockey. (laughs)
RUSH: You lived there when I was on the air?
CALLER: I’m the same age as you, Rush.
RUSH: Well, you know, I wish I’d have known this. I purchased a box, a suite at the Super Bowl —
RUSH: — and it’s got 32 seats in it, and I’m using it to host my clients.
CALLER: Oh, great.
RUSH: Advertisers, the Carbonite guys are going to be there and the Zicam guys, the LifeLock people, a whole bunch of people are going to be in there, and I am going over tonight to host them in a dinner and I’ve got some players and sports guys coming by to talk to them, but I had some seats left. If I’d have known that, I would have put you in there.
CALLER: Oh, my goodness! Oh, I can’t handle it.
RUSH: But there was no way of knowing. You haven’t worked in a year, and you —
CALLER: Looking, struggling, looking for a job. Things are slow here in Pensacola. I have a granddaughter here. That’s why I’m here. That’s why we moved down there originally, but, you know. What are you going to do? (laughs) But my Steelers are just… Pittsburgh, once it’s in your heart and you live there, it never goes away. I mean, I —
RUSH: It’s like Tony Dungy, Coach Dungy who just retired —
RUSH: — from the Indianapolis Colts said. He played for the Steelers under Chuck Noll.
CALLER: Oh, I know.
RUSH: ‘Once a Steeler, always a Steeler.’
CALLER: Absolutely. Absolutely. It never leaves you. My whole house here is black and gold. I have Terrible Towels hanging in my windows. There are people driving up just to see me. (laughing) But I am thrilled about that, and they are going to win it, and Hutch sounds like the most wonderful guy, but I gotta tell you: He’s wrong. Ha. He is way wrong on this game.
RUSH: Well, he is a great guy. He loves to tweak me.
RUSH: Part of the reason he’s picking the Cardinals. I don’t believe Hutch believes half of what he said.
CALLER: (laughing) But I also have to tell you, Rush, what you’re doing for us conservatives, I can’t tell you enough. I just…
RUSH: Well, that’s very nice. Look, I appreciate that, and I really do wish you the best.
CALLER: Oh, I do, too. Like I said, you’re the one person, if I ever had the chance to sit down to spend an evening with a person it would be you because I could talk to you about so many different things, but you are doing a great job and keep it up. That’s all I can say, and enjoy the game, ’cause we will be enjoying it here in Pensacola, too.
RUSH: Let it lift you up.
CALLER: I will. I will.
RUSH: Wait a second, wait a second, wait a second, wait a second. I have just… There’s somebody. I can get you tickets to the game, if you want to go.
CALLER: Oh, my —
RUSH: Katie, how many…? Give me a flash. How many do you need?
CALLER: To go to the game?
RUSH: To go to the game.
CALLER: Probably just two, me and my son because there’s my husband and my granddaughter and his wife so I would never even think to ask for five. I mean, yeah, five.
RUSH: Five is what you would need, but you’d take two.
CALLER: No, two. My son and I, if I could take him he would just love it. But I don’t know if we could afford to get there, either, from here, you know, to fly.
RUSH: We’ll handle that. Don’t sweat that. Pensacola is not that far from Tampa.
CALLER: No, it isn’t.
RUSH: We’ll handle that. I’ll tell you what, I’m making no guarantees here, but I’ve got a note here that says we can get you some tickets, I just don’t know how many. So let me hang up. You stay on hold, and Mr. Snerdley will get information from you so that we can get back to you in case this works out.
CALLER: Oh! Oh! I don’t even… Well, I don’t know what to say.
RUSH: You don’t have to say anything. You just have to — you just have to enjoy yourself if we can make this happen.
CALLER: Even just you trying, you don’t know what that means.
RUSH: Well —
CALLER: Thank you so much.
RUSH: I hope the efforts work. Oh, by the way, I just learned something else here, Carol. We also have a hotel room for you, if you want to use it and come down Saturday, the night before. So we can get you some tickets. I don’t know how many yet. Somebody will be in touch with you. We’ll get you a hotel room and we’ll find a way to get you down there. But I gotta run. I want you to stay on hold. Mr. Snerdley will get the information from you that I need to get back to you, okay?
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. That’s all I can say.
RUSH: Well, you’re more than welcome. As a Steelers fan, you deserve to be there.
CALLER: I hope some day…
RUSH: You need to get a Terrible Towel and you need to join all your brethren and your sistren that are in there and have, you know, a bang-up good time.
CALLER: (laughing) I just hope someday I have the chance to meet you, because you are wonderful.
RUSH: Well, thank you very much.
CALLER: Thank you for all you do.
RUSH: I appreciate it. Thank you so much.
RUSH: Don’t hang up!
CALLER: I won’t.
RUSH: Keep her on hold. I’m not kidding. You know, we’re putting these… We’ve got this suite. I wish I had room in there, but I don’t. It’s all filled. I would not have been here this week were it not for Zicam, I kid you not. I had a cold last week that it arrested, I would not have been there, and of course those guys are going to be watching; and the Carbonite people, the people that are able to back up your computer hard drive. I got an e-mail from a guy who, by the way, he went out and just did it on a whim. He went out and backed up his computer on a whim and all of a sudden his computer died. He took it in to have it repaired; they had to wipe the hard drive, and he had forgotten that he had backed up to Carbonite, because it happens in the background. You don’t even know it. Then he remembered it, and he was just ecstatic. Oh, it looks like we’ve got — da-da-da-da-da-da-da. We’re going to make it happen. Only two tickets? Only two tickets. Tell her only two tickets. We’ll find a way to get gasoline and hotel. We’re going to fix this up for Carol in Pensacola.