RUSH: Back to the audio sound bites. We got a lot piling up, sound bites I didn’t get to yesterday. As you know, I’m very uncomfortable playing sound bites that mention me, and half them every day do. This is yesterday on MSNBC’s Jansing and Company. She spoke with ReidReport.com editor Joy-Ann Reid. Anybody…? The last time I said I had no idea who somebody was, they got really outraged about it and started insulting me as being uninformed. I don’t know who this is. Well, I don’t know what Reid Report is, and I don’t know who Joy-Ann Reid is. I’m not saying that she’s nobody. I just don’t know. I mean, these people on TV end up getting guests that come outta nowhere. Any rate, this Joy-Ann Reid was asked about Sarah Palin and whether or not she could win the general election for president. The guest here, Joy-Ann Reid of ReidReport.com started laughing, and Chris Jansing said, ‘Wait a minute, you’re laughing, Joy-Ann. You’re not buying this?’
REID: Oh, please! I mean, I think most serious people understand that Sarah Palin, she’s not gonna be president. I’m sorry to all of her Facebook fans, but she’s not presidential in any way. Most polls show even Republicans believe that. Buuuut, she’s become sort of like Rush Limbaugh. She’s a pure entertainer, she thrives on attention, and you have to pay her ‘omage in order to move to the next step in Republican leadership. You just have to do it. You can’t say Rush Limbaugh is wrong, and you can’t say Sarah Palin is not electable. These are cardinal rules.
RUSH: (sigh) The things you learn listening to people you don’t know, and then later Roseanne Barr was on Good Morning America. That was this morning and Robin Roberts spoke to her. Apparently Roseanne Barr has… (interruption) Is she back to calling herself ‘Roseanne Barr’? I thought she just called herself ‘Roseanne’? Well, it doesn’t matter. Robin Roberts said, ‘She has a brand-new book: ‘Roseannearchy: Dispatches From the Nut Farm.’ In it she ‘shares her hilarious thoughts from politics to aging.’ Clever little cover there. What were you thinking?’
BARR: I thought, ‘Well, get ’em all.’ I — I was thinking Rush Limbaugh, kinda. Left-wing, Rush Limbaugh kind of thing.
RUSH: Oh. I’m flattered. Roseanne is modeling her future career after me. Hee-hee-hee-hee-hee. In truth, how many people have been doing that for who knows how many years and continue to do so?