RUSH: Bob in Fargo, North Dakota, welcome, sir, to the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Hello, Maha Rushie.
CALLER: Conservative Kanye dittos from Fargo.
CALLER: Thank you, sir.
RUSH: You know, Mick you were good, you were great in your time, Mick from the high hills of New Mexico.
RUSH: High mountains of New Mexico.
CALLER: You ain’t no Sue from Glendale.
RUSH: Well, Mick has passed away, so —
CALLER: I know. I know, and I say that with ultimate respect.
CALLER: What I want to say about Sue from Glendale — I am a boy named Sue, by the way. And she was phenomenal. I think, Rush, you lead us so much into humor and good times and fun, and you told and articulated in the first hour yesterday the TARP bill and the tactic and the strategy that we are now all waiting for to happen next week and I think she just — I loved her, though. She was phenomenal.
RUSH: You know, you’ve hit on something here. I gotta tell you a little story about this. A friend of mine in Kansas sent me a note, said, ‘I’m getting phone calls from friends and family talking about how great that call was, and I keep saying to them, ‘Don’t you realize that it was the Rush Limbaugh Show?” And he asked me, ‘Are you not a little upset about this?’ I said, ‘Why would I be upset? Just the exact opposite.’ The first hour of the program I laid it all out. In the third hour of the program Susan calls and, rat-tat-tat-tat-tat, A through Z, passion without stuttering. I always say here that one of the great things we do on this program is make the complex understandable. The idea here is to spread education, information, understanding of complex things in an understandable way so that people end up informed. I mean yesterday was a home run all the way around. I didn’t have to say a word when she was on the phone. I didn’t even talk. She just talked us right into the break.
That call, I am still getting e-mails about it from people who are just now listening to the program yesterday via podcast or the video stream from RushLimbaugh.com yesterday. I mean it was a clear home run, but what it illustrates to me is, is that all of this can be made understandable. And when people find out about it, because they’re informed to begin with, they’re educated to begin with, when they find out about it they’re outraged. And that passion, you know, she kept saying on the air, ‘What can I do? I’m just a lone little voice out here, I don’t know what I can do to rally anybody.’ And she rallied millions yesterday with her phone call. As I say, we’re still getting phone calls about it today and we have not replayed that phone call, folks. It’s on the website, we put it on the free side at RushLimbaugh.com by executive order from me yesterday, but it was really great. It was a fabulous day. I’m glad all of you recognized it for what it was.
By the way, she is a subscriber at RushLimbaugh.com. I got an e-mail from her last night. Well, about four o’clock yesterday afternoon. It was about an hour after the program ended I got an email. She was, ‘Thank you so much for giving me so much time. I can’t tell you how upset I was when I heard what you said. But thank you so much because –‘ And then apparently she’d been hearing — in fact, I’m getting e-mails from people in Toluca Lake, which is right next to Glendale, who want to meet this woman and who want her to go with them to the next tea party or congressional town hall out there. So, anyway, win-win, glad you noticed it out there, Bob.