RUSH: Steve in Middlebrook, Virginia, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Rush, how are you?
RUSH: Good, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Rush, I hope every voting woman in Delaware is listening to your show today, and I hope every woman who votes in Delaware is taking note of the double, triple, and even quadruple standards that are being applied to female candidates rather than male candidates, and that includes Republican voters, independent women, and Democratic women in the state of Delaware.
RUSH: I agree with you wholeheartedly.
CALLER: Now, I would list the Democrat men who have been involved in scandals and who have not suffered much damage or no damage at all, but it’s only a three-hour show. So let me stick with the short list, okay?
CALLER: You’ve got Scott Brown who posed nude in Cosmo, right?
RUSH: Right. Resume enhancement for him, though.
CALLER: He’s not unfit for the Senate. And then you’ve got David Vitter. Now, how many women could cheat on their husbands by patronizing a male hooker and get elected or keep their seat? Can you tell me how many?
RUSH: I don’t have time to count them all.
CALLER: (laughing) The answer is zero. Okay?
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: There are no women that could do these kinds of things and still remain fit for office in the public eye. And I understand why men like these double standards and different standards, but for the life of me I can’t understand why women accept it and put up with it and tolerate it.
RUSH: I think the bigger point here is — and it’s happening in the Republican Party, but the supposed home of tolerance, open-mindedness, progressivism, feminism all that, the Democrat Party, liberalism, they are the ones that are viciously attacking this woman. They are the ones who viciously attacked all of Bill Clinton’s babes. The feminazis never once came to the defense of Paula Jones or Monica Lewinsky. They joined in the chorus line calling them trailer trash or gold diggers or what have you. And we made mention of this last week, the observation here that, well, you can dump on these women all you want and nobody is coming to their defense whatsoever. It is a double standard, there’s no question about it. But I like what Sarah Palin’s advice to Christine O’Donnell earlier today was via her Twitter account, and that is don’t get caught up responding to what people in the Drive-By Media say. It’s like Levin said yesterday, it was a brilliant thing not to go on these Sunday shows. You have nothing to gain going on those shows. Those people are not your voters. There’s nothing to gain. You have nothing to prove to the inside-the-Beltway media people if you’re Christine O’Donnell or me or you or anybody. There’s no reason to go play their game on their turf. Her election future is in Delaware, and that’s where she needs to focus her attention and her efforts. The dirty little secret is that there are a lot more Democrats who know she’s gonna win and there are a lot more Democrats who fear she’s going to win than will ever admit it.
RUSH: And not only that, if you happen to be an attractive conservative, slash, Republican woman, then they really are gonna go after you. Sarah Palin. I’m even seeing stories today that Margaret Carlson is warning Sarah Palin that Christine O’Donnell is trying to rip her off, trying to look like her, trying to take over her turf, trying to usurp her success. I kid you not. It’s open season on attractive conservative women to call ’em whatever you want if you’re a liberal Democrat.