Now, get this. At this very moment, as of 9:30 this morning, one of Yahoo’s top stories is AP exclusive, “Former Palin Aide Pens Tell-All.” That was the top story as of 9:30 this morning at Yahoo News. The top story was: Sarah Palin nomination would be a disaster for the GOP. Cheri Daniels looks at this, says, “I don’t want that. I don’t need any of that.” The fact that Mitch Daniels has decided not to run would probably not stop the news media from doing the opposition research and attacking his family anyway because he’s still a Republican, and they’re gonna make sure that he stays out now. Of course they actually wanted him in, don’t forget, for obvious reasons.
RUSH: Jesse Jackson. “the Reverend” Jackson never had any qualms about running for office. You know, no Democrat ever has qualms about running for office. They’re not worried about how their personal lives might end up harming them. They’re not worried about a media anal exam. But it’s a daily reality for Republicans. I mean, I’m still getting vitriolic e-mail from Mitch Daniels supporters. One guy just told me to stow my BS. “There’s a reason Mitch is popular in Indiana. Stow your BS!” What have I said today?
In fact, I came out in defense of his wife. Stow my BS? I didn’t do anything today. I think it’s interesting, folks that a lot of the inside-the-Beltway Ruling Class (including the Republican elite) gotta be a little ticked off this morning because Mitch decide he’s not gonna run for the presidency — and the world didn’t come to an end. I’m told — I didn’t see this but I’m told — that Karl Rove was on Fox & Friends today and did indeed mention Jon Huntsman as being in the top tier of Republican candidates. So there’s your replacement for Daniels, as far as a segment of the GOP ruling elite is concerned, in terms of who they are gonna support, push, or prefer.
(laughing) I still can’t get over Obama’s Irish roots.
RUSH: Ryan in Newburgh, New York. Welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Pleasure to get to talk to you, sir. Mega dittos from Newburgh, New York.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: What you said about before, about how Republicans get basically more vilified because of moral conundrums as far as affairs and, you know, out-of-wedlock children when they get in office. I think it is kind of a double-edged sword. I mean Republicans usually take the moral high ground because as opposed to Democrats usually have it and, you know, to me it’s kind of the equivalent of, if you found out that your janitor was having an affair with a mistress or another cleaning lady, you wouldn’t really take it as much, okay, the janitor, who cares. But if you find out that maybe your clergyman was having, you know, kind of extramarital affairs or just an affair with a woman in general, they would kind of go after him more just because of who he is and where he stands morally.
RUSH: You’re saying the Republicans set their bar high because they make a point out of morality in their campaigns?
CALLER: Pretty much, yeah, I mean not that it’s a bad thing at all. I mean that’s the way it should be. But that’s why I think they kind of go after ’em more because if you make a stance on, you know, family values, morality, et cetera —
RUSH: Oh, well, there’s no question that the left and the media would love to focus on hypocrisy because they can’t attack us on the substance of issues. They can’t beat us in the arena of ideas. So, yeah, you’re exactly right. They certainly will try to go the hypocrisy route and make a big deal out of that. And by the same token, the same people, the Democrats tell you the left can’t possibly be hypocrites because they don’t have these kinds of standards of denial of fun and behavior. The Democrat, we don’t judge people, you can do whatever you want, so they can’t possibly be hypocrites. In fact, in order to be a liberal, there must be nothing that you are not a hypocrite about. Plain and simple. Ryan, I appreciate the call.
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