RUSH: Last Friday, the Portland, Oregon, police department released audio portions of a police interview with that massage therapist, January 8, 2009, regarding an alleged unwanted sexual assault by former vice president Algore. Here is a portion of the massage therapist’s remarks.
THERAPIST: I squirmed to try to get out of his grasp, telling him to stop, don’t, several times — and I finally told him, ‘You’re being a crazed sex poodle,’ hoping he realized how weird he was being. Yet he persisted. He was much stronger than me. It was completely unnerving, and I realized that resistance was making him giggle and pursue more strongly.
RUSH: Ah ha. So ‘a crazed sex poodle.’ I remain skeptical of this because I never have known a piece of wood to be massaged or massageable. But nevertheless, let’s take the massage therapist’s charge, because, remember, it’s not ‘the nature of the evidence’ according to liberals, ‘it is the seriousness of the charge,’ and this is a very serious charge the former vice president was a sex poodle. It was pursuing of the massage therapist. So since we’re talking about questions for Elena Kagan, I would have a question for President Clinton. ‘President Clinton, are you worried that the rumors about Algore and the massage therapist and his being a ‘sex poodle’ can a bring discredit to your presidency? Are you concerned, Mr. Clinton, that this Algore-massage therapist story could stain your reputation?’
RUSH: This is Pulaski, Wisconsin, Jim, great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hi. Well, congratulations first, and nice to talk to you. I was just going to say, you know, regarding the Algore story and it also would apply to the Kagan hearings. How about if we apply the Democrat standard? You remember the Anita Hill standard? If the accusation is serious it must be true?
RUSH: It’s the seriousness of the charge that deserves the investigation, not the nature of the evidence.
CALLER: And I don’t remember which one it was, one of the leading feminists, it may have been Helen Gurley Brown or Gloria Steinem who said Anita Hill should be believed because no woman would make an accusation like that unless it was true. And I about fell off my chair when she said it.
RUSH: Yeah, I remember that. So you want to apply this to the massage therapist in Oregon?
CALLER: Yeah. Let’s just keep it all even and square across the board.
RUSH: Right. No woman would ever accuse — a pubic hair on a can of Coke, nobody would ever accuse anybody of doing anything like that unless it were true.
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: Well, no massage therapist, even one massaging a piece of wood would accuse somebody of acting like a sex poodle if they hadn’t acted like a sex poodle. I like it, I like your way of thinking out there.
CALLER: And remember, if a woman makes an accusation you cannot say anything about her, even negative, even if it’s true, how dare you.
RUSH: Oh, yeah.
CALLER: Because you are —
RUSH: Exactly right.
CALLER: — insulting all woman if you do that, remember all that?
RUSH: Oh-ho-ho, do I remember all that?
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: Hell, we’ve been shaped by all that.
CALLER: Yeah. I’m a big believer in bringing that back. You know, let’s apply the Bork standard to the Kagan hearing. She liked it then.
RUSH: Look, yeah, she did. I think the application to Kagan here is my undeniable truth of life number 24. Look it up.
RUSH: To Oak Park, Illinois, this is Jean. Nice to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m so happy to be talking to you. While I’ve been on hold I’ve been so entertained by your show. I’ve had quite a few laughs. I wanted to comment about the Algore incident.
CALLER: Is he in hiding? I haven’t heard any comments from him about this.
RUSH: No, he has not commented on this, but there’s two things, all right, very quickly. You know, Algore and his wife bought the mansion in Montecito, California, right near Santa Barbara for $8.8 million and then previous to that all of their holdings in Tennessee they shifted from their personal names to a limited liability corporation, which will help shield them if there is a lawsuit of any kind. This was done before the allegations were made but after the incident supposedly took place.
CALLER: I heard about that. Yeah. Very wise, right, on his part? But, you know, the story of this masseuse, it has to be dissected up down and all around, you know what I mean? Now, he comes in the door, so we heard, and there was a nice hug and, ‘Call me Al.’ She seemed to be uncomfortable from the very beginning.
CALLER: She coulda left at that point, you know what I mean?
CALLER: And why is a hotel, a prestigious hotel sending up a female masseuse to a man’s room up there in the evening?
RUSH: They all do that.
CALLER: They all do that?
RUSH: Well, most hotels will do that, yeah.
CALLER: Okay, that’s all right, but the point is I — I don’t know her story. It seems to be well composed, that she has (garbled).
RUSH: What do you think? You think Algore is innocent? You think he’s being set up here?
CALLER: No… Well, not exactly. There might have been some sort of a rapport there, but it sorta maybe got out of hand but I think she stayed there too long and maybe, in her own way, encouraged what was going on until it got to a certain point. But I think —
RUSH: Well, this is what we always hear. It’s always the woman’s fault.
CALLER: Yeah, I know but there could be guilt on both sides, you know what I mean?
CALLER: But I think this has to be looked into.
RUSH: Let me tell you something. This filing for divorce here, whatever, the separation, it’s not coincidental.