RUSH: Ken in Hunt, Texas. Nice to have you on Open Line Friday. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Good to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, I was just calling about the comment the Democrat made yesterday about the census and all the people getting beat up. I find it amazing that they focus on so much negative, and I just wanted to give you a firsthand experience. I worked the census this year. And for the most part I met some really good people —
RUSH: Well, yeah, but did you work in Texas?
RUSH: Well, see, that’s a red state. All these problems are happening in Democrat states.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, I believe it, I believe it. You know, I put on my NRA cap, go out and do some census taking, and I actually had people come to the door, ‘Come on in, have a drink,’ you know —
RUSH: Wait a second. You showed up taking the census wearing an NRA cap?
CALLER: Oh, yeah. It matches the NRA bumper stickers on my truck.
RUSH: Did your employers know of the uniform you were wearing?
CALLER: Well, we were not allowed to wear anything political, so I couldn’t wear my ‘Obama sucks’ T-shirt but —
RUSH: These people would say the NRA is political.
CALLER: Well, the NRA is American.
RUSH: Yeah, but not to people like Obama.
CALLER: (laughing) Well, he’s wrong.
RUSH: I know, but okay, so they invited you in for a drink, an adult beverage. Did you have one with them?
CALLER: Well, per the rules we were not allowed to go into the house but, you know, nothing wrong with taking off the badge and sitting on the porch and taking some census.
RUSH: Well, do you think the consumption of adult beverages might have impaired your ability to count the residents in the domicile you were working at, or your ability to hear correctly what they claimed was the count of people living in their domicile?
CALLER: Well, I wouldn’t take the drink until the form was completed.
RUSH: Well, that’s very responsible.
CALLER: (laughing) I didn’t want to make any mistakes.
RUSH: What kind of adult beverage were you offered on this occasion?
CALLER: Oh, one lady, she came to the door and she saw who I was and she said, ‘I’m 72, I’m white, I own my home, and would you like a beer?’
RUSH: That’s Texas. Was it a Lone Star longneck?
CALLER: Well, it was actually a Miller Lite, but there are a lot of Lone Star longnecks being drank down here, I can tell you that.
RUSH: Well, after all, she’s a woman, she’s 72, Miller Lite, lose weight. I understand that.