RUSH: Do you realize today how miserable the American left is over Bristol Palin making the finals of Dancing With the Stars? They’re miserable because — well, stop and think about it, Snerdley. Half of the reason that you make the finals on this snow is because the public votes. Now, Bristol Palin and her partner have gotten the lowest scores every week of any of the contestants, and yet they are in the finals. And the reason they’re in the finals is ’cause America is voting for Bristol Palin, and the left is miserable. They are fit to be tied over this. You ought to see it in the entertainment stories of newspapers and websites. They’re saying she’s a horrible dancer, she can’t dance. Brandy got thrown off the show last night, could not believe it. She has been getting tens for the last two to three weeks. But she didn’t make it because the public is voting for Bristol Palin. It’s not Sarah Palin. They’re voting for Bristol Palin, and Sarah’s in the audience. The reason they’re upset is because they have done their best to make this Palin family persona non grata. They’ve tried to trash it, besmirch it, impugn it, and the American public is now en masse voting for Bristol Palin. She’s in the finals. She’s one of three couples that will be in the finals on Monday night. They’re fit to be tied. You can read about this in entertainment sections of newspapers on websites today.
RUSH: I knew it, my friends, I knew it. The hapless Contessa Brewer on MSNBC just now sobbing and whining and moaning about the fact that Bristol Palin was victorious on Dancing with the Stars last night. She’s alleging a conspiracy. The hapless Contessa Brewer says that you Tea Party people are jamming the lines of other contestants such as Brandy’s so that she can’t receive votes, and in this way cheating is occurring. The Tea Party is cheating, sabotaging other contestants. Look, the truth of the matter is the Tea Party, if they’re doing anything, are too busy voting for Bristol Palin to tie up anybody else’s phone lines. Kathryn and I watched this last night, and I told her, I said, ‘You wait, it’s gonna be all over the news tomorrow, it’s gonna have them livid. This is gonna make them ticked off like they can’t believe it.’ And it’s happening. Yeah, I watched it, damn right I watched it. Damn right I watched. I even voted. Damn straight I watched it. I’ve formed an opinion about this show. As a television show, it is brilliantly produced. It’s a live television show and it is really well produced.
There are life lessons in this show. Here’s Bristol Palin, who is she? She’s a single mom, for crying out loud. She did not ask McCain to pick her mother. She’s the daughter of Sarah Palin and she had to deal with this publicity hungry jerk Levi, whatever his name is, she’s been thrust into this, not something she asked for, she’s not whining about it. She’s offered this position on this show. She doesn’t have the slightest idea how to dance, but she decides to do it. And this show’s got 20, 25 million viewers, almost as many listeners as this show has and she’s out there doing something she’s got no clue how to do. She’s subjecting herself to mass humiliation, potentially mass humiliation if she is voted off the first week, if she can’t dance, and the judges have not been very complimentary to her. The first night the show’s on her mom gets booed by the audience. Yeah, Sarah Palin’s in the audience, got booed when her name is mentioned, everybody seems embarrassed about that on the production side of the program. The judges, these people can be brutal. Ask Michael Bolton, he was the first one kicked off. He almost started crying, demanded an apology from one of the judges.
My point here is that she didn’t ask for any of this. She accepted the challenge. She’s doing it. She’s having her world turned upside down. She’s willing to put herself out there, and she’s in the finals, and the left can’t stand it. The left can’t stand this, and her mother’s TV show on TLC’s getting higher ratings than any cable news network show. They can’t stand it. And throughout all of this character assassination, throughout every attempt to destroy this family, including having a reporter rent the house next to theirs in Wasilla to do a hit piece, they’re laughing, they’re smiling, and they’re having a good time. They’re enjoying life as Alaskans and as Americans. It just ticks them off to no end. And that’s what makes it enjoyable.
RUSH: Miami, let’s go to the phones. Fred, great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, it is great to be here, man, I tell you, it’s a double honor today. I got the famous Snerdley and you. I’ve been calling you for ten years —
RUSH: What a —
CALLER: — and never got through.
RUSH: — treat for you.
CALLER: Amazing, and I did it on a Wednesday. Rush, I have two things I wanted to tell you about. One of them, Bristol Palin, and I see a corollary in that to our last elections and the recent thing we’re in, in that the judges picked the winners they thought should win, but the people who voted for who they wanted and they’re telling judges, ‘This is what we want, you need to listen to us,’ they simply got outvoted at the polls, if you will, and, you know, the Washington elite for a long time are picking winners and losers, who gets to stand for election, and this time for the — and I first voted for Reagan in ’80 — for the first time people stood up and said, ‘No, this is who we want. You’re gonna give us our people, and then we’ll tell you how it’s gonna be.’ And the second thing I wanted to tell you was about TSA and profiling.
CALLER: But I wanted to get that Bristol thing out. The TSA profiling, Rush, we should profile. The Israelis have done it for years. They’ve got it down to a science. They don’t care if it bothers anybody. They just do it.
RUSH: We do profile.
CALLER: Well, we do but we don’t.
RUSH: Yes, we do. Yes, we do. Eighty-year-old women, nuns, priests, damn right we profile. You can’t tell me we don’t.
CALLER: (laughing) No, we don’t profile the right people the right way for the right behaviors.
RUSH: You know, somebody in the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, said, ‘I wish we’d have had a chance to pat down the Times Square bomber.’ Well, yeah. Okay, go over to wherever he boarded. Where did he board the plane, Luxembourg, Austria? Go over there to do it. That’s where he boarded the plane to get in, the shoe bomber, I don’t know, I forget who it is. But as to the Bristol Palin analogy here with the judges, I think what the guy’s saying is we got the elites, the judges, they equal the media and Washington, and we got the people. And the people are voting Bristol Palin. Bristol Palin is finishing last. Now, folks, she’s not the best dancer on the show. She’s nowhere near the best dancer on the show. And when she was voted in last night, one dancer and one judge made a point of pointing out that the public can vote. One judge said that he was shocked, but that’s the way the show goes, because the public can vote.
The public has 50% of the judging and the judges have 50%. So she’s not the best dancer, there’s no question, but she’s likable. I mean you can come up with your own theory as so why she’s getting voted on by the public. I have mine. You can come up with yours. It is what it is. And I’m sure there were a lot of people — this is another reason why the left is ticked. This is probably the one time in their lives the left cares about merit. I mean, if the left were being consistent, they ought to be supporting Bristol Palin because she’s a woman and she’s been discriminated against and she’s not very experienced. There should be affirmative action for her. She should be in the finals. But now all of a sudden the left cares about merit for the first time in their lives. So they’re just hypocrites all over the place on this, and they’re miserable. I have some e-mails, ‘Rush, why are you in such a good mood today?’ ‘Cause the left is miserable today, that’s why. ‘Rush, do you take happiness when other people are miserable?’ Damn right I do when it’s these people. I’ll admit it, no question about it.
RUSH: All right, we’re gonna go to Dancing with the Stars last night. This is at the moment where the contestant Brandy was informed that she had been voted off the program and would not make the finals. The co-host Brooke Burke had this exchange with Brandy and her professional dance partner Maks Chmerkovskiy, and here is that conversation.
BURKE: How do you feel right now, Brandy?
BRANDY: I don’t — I don’t know how to feel right now. I haven’t — it hasn’t processed yet for me.
BERGERON: Maks, I want to ask you, we’ve been at this a long time. This season struck me as the most surprising in that couples who would get their highest score on Monday night were often the ones who left on Tuesday night. What do you think’s been different this year?
CHMERKOVSKIY: Well, you know, I said it in many press interviews, one thing that I love, you know, for my family, the choice they made is to come to this country and it’s the fact that people vote and — and their voices count, and I love the fact that the show represents that.
RUSH: This is Maksim Chmerkovskiy. They were all trying to explain what happened last night because, being honest here, Brandy was getting tens the last two to three weeks, she was getting tens, but apparently she was getting no votes. Bristol Palin was finishing last and was getting all kinds of votes from the public, which counts for 50% of the final score. So this Maks guy and one of the judges, Bruno Tonioli made a point, Bruno said, ‘I am shocked, but the people count on this show, the people vote.’ And here’s Maks saying, look, I come from a place where you couldn’t vote. I come from a place where our vote didn’t count. I’m happy to be here, where the people’s voice counts. Now, again, for the left, I mean they’re twisted like pretzels on this one because they are seeing, they are seeing exactly how other people see affirmative action. The left all of a sudden cares about merit. They believe in affirmative action, and affirmative action’s come back to bite ’em in the butt on this particular episode. And then here’s the hapless Contessa Brewer this afternoon on PMSNBC, distraught over this.
BREWER: Conspiracy theorists are speculating the Tea Party is keeping Bristol in the running. In fact, I got an e-mail saying: ‘I tried to vote for Brandy and the line was busy the whole time. The Tea Party people are blocking the phones.’
RUSH: That again, the hapless Contessa Brewer. Now, ladies and gentlemen, again, we go back to people not smart enough to know various things. The way these vote lines are set up, there’s nobody answering the phone and saying, ‘How do you vote?’ ‘I vote for Brandy.’ Each contestant gets a number. When the call is connected, the vote’s counted. You don’t talk to anybody. A machine says, ‘Thank you for your call.’ If the line’s busy, it means too many people are trying to call that line, which means Brandy was having a lot of people call. I mean, the Tea Party can’t do everything here. They can’t jam the lines for Palin and then jam the lines against Brandy. It’s incredible to sit here and think of this, that the left thinks this is happening. (laughing) The Tea Party is jamming the lines of Dancing with the Stars. (laughing) It was on their list of things to do. He-he-he-he-he.
Anyway, I need to be corrected. I said earlier that Sarah Palin was booed on this show. Apparently, she wasn’t. It was a previous low score for some other contestant people were booing about when the camera happened to show Sarah Palin sitting there. The boos just happened to coincide with that visual and the producers were all, ‘I don’t know how that happened, very strange how that happened.’ The audience starts booing and the director cuts to a picture of Palin, and then it’s, ‘No, no, no, they weren’t booing Palin.’ I mean, they really moved into action fast to dissuade people of that notion.
RUSH: By the way, get this now from the Wisconsin State Journal: ‘Bristol Palin’s Dancing on TV Set Off Man in Standoff — Allegedly set off by Bristol Palin’s appearance on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ a rural Black Earth man kept police at bay outside his home for 15 hours Monday and Tuesday before he surrendered to police. Steven N. Cowan, 66, railed at the television as the daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin appeared on the ABC program, his wife told police Monday after she fled from the house, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit (Wis.) Court. Cowan had also been under stress because of a financial situation and was receiving care for a mental health problem, the complaint states. Cowan’s wife, Janice, told police that her husband had been drinking, but she did not think he was intoxicated.’ Well, then, maybe he’s just a liberal. He lives in Wisconsin, maybe he’s just a regular MSNBC viewer.
‘According to the complaint, Cowan and his wife were watching Dancing with the Stars when Cowan jumped up and swore as Bristol Palin appeared, saying something about ‘the (expletive) politics.’ Cowan was upset that a political figure’s daughter was on the show when he didn’t think she was a good dancer, the complaint states.’ Also according to the complaint, ‘Cowan went upstairs for about 20 minutes and returned, demanding his pistols, which had been taken by his daughter about a month ago for safety reasons. He was carrying a single-shot shotgun, which he loaded and fired into the television.’ He was so mad that Bristol Palin was on Dancing with the Stars he fired a shotgun at his own TV. I guess we do know who he voted for. Well, we don’t know who he voted for, but we probably know who he voted against. ‘Cowan continued to yell, demanding his pistols. He re-loaded the shotgun and pointed it toward his wife. She left the house and drove to Black Earth, where she called 911. She told police she was afraid for her safety.’ I told you, the left is totally discombobulated by this, to the point now a Wisconsin guy shoots out his own television.
RUSH: Pam in Fort Pierce, Florida, you’re next great to have you here.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m so happy to talk to you today.
RUSH: You bet. Thank you.
CALLER: Congratulations on your wedding.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I loved seeing your pictures. Okay, I thought you would like to hear from somebody who has watched Dancing with the Stars since the beginning this year and who voted every single week on two different phones in my house.
RUSH: Okay, I’ve got 35 seconds here so tell me you voted for Bristol.
CALLER: Redistribution of wealth.
RUSH: Redistribution of wealth?
CALLER: Yes. They portrayed her as being a trampy because she got pregnant and everything.
CALLER: So I didn’t see that, but I wanted to watch the show. If you’ve watched the show, you’ve seen only shyness, modesty, humble. They cannot get her to do what they think they want her to do. But I heard that she gets something like $50,000 for each episode, so I just thought, ‘Well, heck, I know she’s gonna be taking care of her child –‘
RUSH: Oh, I get it. So you’re voting so she gets the money! (laughing) A lot of people are voting for her because she’s not a professional and some of the other contestants are professionals in the entertainment field. There’s a bunch of reasons.