RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you know, we’re back to Tiger Woods. A woman has just sent me a column today by Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post. Eugene Robinson is an African-American. He’s a regular analyst, commentator over there at Mess NBC. And this woman that sent me, this friend, has put some comments in various parts of the column written by Eugene Robinson. The title of the column is: ‘Tiger’s Validation Complex.’ And I’m just going to read to you from about halfway into the column on. ‘Here’s my real question, though,’ writes Eugene Robinson. ‘What’s with the whole Barbie thing? No offense to anyone who actually looks like Barbie, but it really is striking how much the women who’ve been linked to Woods resemble one another. I’m talking about the long hair, the specific body type, even the facial features.’ Hey, Eugene, you’ve been studying this.
‘Mattel could sue for trademark infringement. This may be the most interesting aspect of the whole Tiger Woods story — and one of the most disappointing. He seems to have been bent on proving to himself that he could have any woman he wanted. But from the evidence, his aim wasn’t variety but some kind of validation. I’m making a big assumption here that the attraction for Woods was mostly physical, but there’s no evidence thus far that he had a lot of time for deep conversation.’ Look, Eugene, the guy was not prowling the halls of Harvard, right? He’s in strip clubs, nightclubs, pancake houses. Not to equate the pancake house with a strip club but I mean he’s not out there prowling for brains.
‘If adultery is really about the power and satisfaction of conquest, Woods’ self-esteem was apparently only boosted by bedding the kind of woman he thought other men lusted after,’ and then the comment here, ‘all men want other men to approve of who they make love to.’ (interruption) I have no clue. I’ve been asked, ‘What is he talking about?’ I know what he’s talking about here. Look, I know exactly what Eugene Robinson’s getting at here, but if you don’t figure it out on your own, I’m not going to be the one to say it. They’re still waiting out there for me to start talking about this, and I’m not going to do it. They are still waiting for me to bring this up so that they can then all talk about it while chastising me for doing it. But, Eugene Robinson, they don’t all look like Barbie. A number of them do, but some of them don’t. Well, Barbie comes in every color, yes, but Eugene Robinson is not thinking diversity when he thinks Barbie here, let’s put it that way.
He then says: ‘The world is full of beautiful women of all colors, shapes and sizes — some with short hair or almond eyes, some with broad noses, some with yellow or brown skin. Woods appears to have bought into an ‘official’ standard of beauty that is so conventional as to be almost oppressive.’ (laughing) So I guess, is Eugene Robinson saying that Tiger was a slave to a certain female type? The Barbie, Tiger is a slave to Barbie. Is that what Eugene Robinson is saying here? ‘His taste in mistresses leaves the impression of a man who is, deep down, both insecure and image-conscious — a control freak even when he’s committing ‘transgressions.” Now, do you have to know a little bit about that to write about it? You got all these moralizers in the media, as though they live lives clean and pure as the wind-driven snow. (interruption) Snerdley, you’re not going to bait me, you are not going to bait me into discussing this. Snerdley is screaming at me, ‘What’s wrong? What’s the big deal? A guy likes to have sex with a certain kind of women. What’s so unique about that?’ I’m not going there.
You’ve gotta put all of this in context to understand why this piece was written, Snerdley.
RUSH: Something about this Eugene Robinson piece I wish to point out, ’cause earlier in the column he says, ‘I’m not going to pronounce judgment on Tiger Woods’ moral fiber except to state that adultery is bad. And I’m also not going to judge the women who have reportedly had affairs with him, except to point out how quick they’ve been to retain high priced legal counsel.’ Okay, so he’s not going to judge anything. He’s not going to judge a thing. And he says, ‘Here’s my real question, though, what’s with the whole Barbie thing?’ Is it not amazing that to a columnist in the Washington Post, the big problem Eugene has with Tiger is his choice of concubine. Stop and think about that. His choice. (imitating Robinson) ‘I’m not going to say it’s not good, not gonna pass moral judgment. Boy, what really bugs me is they all look like Barbie.’ (laughing)