RUSH: This is Vincent in Eatonton, Georgia. Vincent, welcome to the EIB Network, sir, great to have you here.
CALLER: Mega dittos from Eatonton, Georgia.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: First of all, congratulations on your 20th anniversary and may the next 20 years be as rewarding for you as the last 20 have been for us.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. Appreciate that.
CALLER: Our pleasure. Rush, I’m not a conspiracy theorist like Oliver Stone, but I also believe in the analogy that where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and I’m just wondering how many gaffes that Obama is going to have make before we know his true religious leanings. I’m going to refer to 57 states, okay, several months ago when he made reference to visiting 57 states, I Google 57 and up comes the 57 Muslim states. And then the other night we were watching Fox, and they showed an excerpt of George Stenophoulos’s (sic) interview with Obama when he said, ‘My Muslim faith.’ Well, Rush, I’ll tell you what, I came right out of the chair, and I never heard what George Stenophoulos said in response to that until I was listening to your program yesterday. In fact, I had called in and was listening to it when my cell phone went dead, but that’s another story. And I learned that Stenophoulos was the one that said Christian, and Obama —
RUSH: That’s right.
RUSH: George Stenophoulos corrected, ‘No, no, your Christian faith.’
CALLER: Yes, your Christian faith.
RUSH: (doing Obama impression) ‘Christian faith, that’s right, Barack Obama.’
CALLER: My Christian faith.
CALLER: So I’m wondering how long do we have to go before we really know. Now, Rush, this is also an opinion. Some of my friends think I’m a little wacky in this regard. I don’t believe for a second that he could have been elected as a US senator if his faith was that of Muslim, especially following 9/11. He may have been elected as a state senator —
RUSH: Now, wait a minute.
RUSH: He hasn’t been spotted in a mosque. He’s been going to Jeremiah Wright’s little hellhole up there in Chicago where they preach a bunch of hatred and stuff, but it’s not a mosque.
CALLER: Well, no, I understand. What I’m saying is I don’t think 20 years ago, whenever he became a Christian, when he decided, I think that’s when he decided to get into politics, and the thinking was, he could not get anywhere in politics if he were a Muslim versus a Christian. And I’m just wondering what his true religious leanings are, all right? He gives his eloquent speeches in 2002 —
RUSH: What does it matter to you in the sense he might be lying about it?
CALLER: Well, I just think he — I don’t know lying or hiding his true feelings.
RUSH: Well, you know, there’s a lot of stuff circling around the Internet about this, how people have been trying to peg this down and so forth. The last one I saw was some sort of a document from a school in Africa where he was known as Barry Sotero and was enrolled as a Muslim at this particular school, but I don’t know what to make of this stuff. There are people out there trying to make these connections. He did say ‘Muslim faith.’ And of course we had the story yesterday that Moammar Khadafy, earlier this summer, made a speech saying that he’s a Muslim. Then I know the 57 angle, 57 Muslim states, and he thinks he’s visited all 57 states in the United States. Stenophoulos pulled him out of the fire yesterday. Can you imagine if Stenophoulos hadn’t corrected that? Seriously, folks, stop and think about that. If Stenophoulos had not corrected, that line would have lived in infamy now and Barack Obama would have had to correct it. Look, Vincent, I’m glad you called. Thanks much.