RUSH: Here’s John in Indianapolis, Open Line Friday rolls on, and you’re up, sir. Hi.
CALLER: I realize that you’re due for a well deserved break real soon because it’s been awhile since you’ve had a break, sir. So, my question is, when will we, the listening audience, experience the chickification of the EIB Network, meaning a female guest host?
RUSH: Oh, you want female guest hosts here?
CALLER: A skirt wouldn’t be bad, sir.
RUSH: A skirt wouldn’t be bad. You’d have to imagine the skirt, it’s radio, you really couldn’t see it. Do you have anybody particularly in mind here that you would like to guest host the program? This is a risky proposition, by the way, to ask this question because you never know what you’re gonna get. Any particular chicks you have in mind to guest host the program?
CALLER: Well, over the course of the last six months, you spoke of the chickification of the NFL and several other entities of life, and I feel that there are several excellent substitutes to sit in when you’re MIA. First off comes Malkin, Coulter, or Ingraham.
RUSH: She’s got her own show.
CALLER: I understand that. But, you know, come on, man, don’t make me pull a Keyshawn on you. Let’s see a female in there one time.
RUSH: What does that mean? What am I missing here?
CALLER: Keyshawn Johnson. ‘Come on, man.’
RUSH: Oh, Keyshawn Johnson, ‘Come on, man.’ Oh, you want Keyshawn to host?
RUSH: I’m just kidding. Just kidding. Okay, so you like Michelle Malkin. Who else did you mention?
CALLER: Ann Coulter, and if you really want to get on the left’s hide, since Sarah Palin’s all over the place, put her in there for three hours.
CALLER: That would be excellent.
RUSH: Well, how about Liz Cheney? Would you like to hear Liz Cheney? I’m just throwing names at you. We haven’t explored any of this in an official or unofficial way. Since you’re mentioning names, I thought I’d throw one out at you. Palin would make people’s heads explode.
CALLER: Liz Cheney, I don’t know, but I’m just talking about somebody that has a lot of good thoughts, that people are familiar with, people could put a face with the name. I really like to see, you know, if you want to really go forth with it, I’d like to see Ann Coulter versus Rachel Maddow on the next day off. That would be epic.
RUSH: Doing what?
CALLER: Well, going back and forth. I’d like to see who has the better debate when you’re on vacation.
RUSH: Oh, you mean talking? Maddow versus Coulter talking? Oh. Oh. I thought —
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: Oh. I thought you were talking about something exciting. Sorry.
Back in a second.
RUSH: Look, folks, I just got — (laughing) — the problem is if we had a female guest host in here I may not get this show back. You let a woman in the door and they take over. Look at the newsrooms of America, look at Fox News. Find the number of guys on that network for me. I can count ’em on one hand. (interruption) ‘So? What’s wrong with that?’ Snerdley says. (laughing) Well, in the case of Fox News I know what he’s talking about. (laughing) I’m just kidding. You want a woman? How about Julian Assange? Julian Assange is on bail, a way to reach out to the left.
RUSH: Debbie in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Very good. Thank you.
CALLER: I told your screener, don’t do it, don’t chickify your show. There’s places women don’t belong: football, baseball, cruiser cars. They need to stay home with their kids and cook. I raised my kids. I didn’t go to work full time until my last one graduated from high school, and I don’t regret it. Working part time is fine, but women need to realize what’s more important. Being on your show, they don’t belong there. They don’t belong in football. I can’t stand watching football with pink sneakers. What in God’s name is wrong with these people?
RUSH: Well, we’re kind of on the same page there, but that’s the NFL reaching out to the breast cancer audience.
CALLER: Oh, baloney.
RUSH: They’re trying to bring the game to women. They’re trying to expand their market in that way. Look, you know, there are female guest hosts. There’s nothing trendy about that or nothing revolutionary about that. How about if I go out and get the first transgender host?
CALLER: Why? What’s wrong with you the way you are?
RUSH: Well, when I’m not here.
CALLER: I like the British (sic) guy. He’s great.
RUSH: The British guy.
RUSH: Oh, yeah, Mark Steyn, Mark Steyn, Mark Steyn.
RUSH: So you think a woman’s place is in the House and the Senate?
CALLER: As long as they’ve got kids their place is at home, period. I lived it; I’ve done it; I’m speaking from where I come from.
CALLER: And I am 50 years old and I work more hours now than I could ever count, so —
RUSH: Would you really not want to listen to a female host the program? Or is it just about you think they ought to be home making babies and cooking?
CALLER: No. I really don’t want to listen to a woman host. I have heard a couple other places that have woman hosts on and I turn ’em off for the day.
RUSH: Well, interesting. I wish I had more time to ask you why, but I don’t, which may be a good thing.