RUSH: Now, Barney Frank was on the Jay Leno Show last night. I am going to be on the Jay Leno Show Thursday night. After I appear on the couch I’m going to drive their little electric car around the track and run over as many pop ups of Algore and a five-second penalty for each hit that I can. So last night, Leno asked Barney Frank, the Banking Queen, ‘If you had to have dinner with one of the following political conservatives, which one would you choose: Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck or Ann Coulter?’
FRANK: I guess of the three, I would take Rush Limbaugh because it would be very painful, and he would come with the painkillers, which he always has. (applause)
LENO: (cat meowing noise)
RUSH: My first thought was to ignore this and turn the other cheek, but maybe that’s what Barney wants. So I decided to go ahead and use the bite. And then it got even better. Leno said, ‘The last time you went skinny-dipping, when was that?’ Now let’s conjure that image. Here’s Barney Frank, who gave us the subprime housing crisis. Here’s his answer.
FRANK: I was in Palm Springs in a very private pool, my boyfriend and I were out there, I was doing a fundraiser, and it was a very secluded spot, and we didn’t see any helicopters so we went into the pool.
LENO: And hopefully there are no photos?
FRANK: Well, no, I hope there aren’t. Maybe of him it wouldn’t be so bad.
RUSH: And they want to tell me that I am engaging in the coarsening of the culture and yet here is NBC and the Leno Show presenting an image of Barney Frank skinny-dipping in a pool in Palm Springs and I guarantee everybody in Palm Springs is trying to find out which pool so they can avoid it.
RUSH: Now, folks, look, I’m getting all kinds of grief for playing the Barney Frank sound bite. It doesn’t bother me, folks. It goes in one ear and out another orifice. Don’t worry about it.