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RUSH: In Chicago, Mark, great to have you on the program, sir. Hi.

CALLER: (whispering) How are you, Rush?

RUSH: (whispering) Very good.

CALLER: This is the second time I have had an opportunity to speak with you.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: We need to get behind Mitt. We need to, because he’s clean, Rush. He’s clean. He’s not corrupt.

RUSH: Fine. Who is corrupt?

CALLER: What I’m talk about is the others, unfortunately, bring baggage and fodder for the libs to use against us.

RUSH: I think Mitt is not going to offer opportunity. You think the Democrats gonna leave Mitt alone?

CALLER: No, they’re gonna attack him as virulently as they can possibly do, but show me something they can get on him.

RUSH: Does it matter if they tell the truth?

CALLER: (laughing) We both know it doesn’t matter to them.

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: Whoever the nominee is, they’re going to destroy or they’re gonna try to destroy.

CALLER: Yeah, but here’s the thing. Mitt also has cheek. Did you notice what he did with the pizza in Chicago yesterday?

RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. What was it? He sent used or old pizza over to Obama’s headquarters.

CALLER: Let me tell you my concept of this. This guy is wealthy. He understands the privileged class, and he can deal with them as well as he can deal with the common man because he understands both. He comes from a people who have been oppressed.

RUSH: Okay.

CALLER: The Mormon people.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: He can deal with it.

RUSH: Okay, let me jump in right. I understand the opportunity that this program affords a lot of you. You have the person that you think should be the nominee. So it’s Open Line Friday, you can call and that’s great. I just want you to know, I’m not endorsing anybody today. I’m not. I don’t care to be persuaded today who I should endorse. So feel free and call and tell me who you like. (interrupt) I don’t know when I’m gonna endorse anybody, Snerdley, but I’ll know. But I’ll know. I’ll know, but I don’t know now when it’s gonna happen. But, the pressure’s on. A number of them are telling me: “If you don’t, we’re dead. You had better choose somebody and you better get behind ’em and you better get behind ’em early, ’cause if you let this process drag out these guys are gonna destroy each other. Whoever the nominee is is gonna be beat up so bad by that time that it won’t matter.”

The pressure is on me here. Fine and dandy. I understand that, but just so you know: You can call here and you can tell me you’re for Daffy Duck today, just don’t tell me I ought to be, because you can’t persuade me today. This is not the day to try. I’m just trying to be polite here, pure and simple. (interruption) All right, yeah, Brian, we got a problem here. My implant just slipped out of its belt holder. No. No, no. No, no. We don’t have time to stop the program to put it back on. He didn’t hear me. Hang on; turn the Dittocam off. Put this back on. I got it, I got it, I got it. Just a sec. Put it up here for now. Okay. There we are. I’ll get this fixed permanently at the top of the hour. Now the Dittocam is back on. Make sure I don’t rip that cable off again. Okay. I’m looking for the wireless cochlear implant. It takes two cables for this to work and if I start gesticulating wildly, sometimes one of the cables comes loose, and that’s what happened.

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RUSH: Rick in Lexington, Kentucky, you’re on Open Line Friday. Hi.

CALLER: Rush, it’s a pleasure to talk to you. Thank you for what you do.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: The other day you played a clip from the PBS guys where they were trying to tell us that Huntsman was the guy we should get, and I’m like, “Why are they ignoring Herman Cain?” And then it occurs to me, “Oh, are the PBS guys racist?” Because it seemed to me that Herman Cain won a debate, and you talked more about it than anybody did. The national media totally ignored him, and I’m like, “So they must be racist.” Now, as you’re talking about Palin, I’m thinking, well, maybe they’ll be afraid to attack him. But anyway, one more thing if I may, we need a few more of those editorial things from Bo Snerdley. That rocked.

RUSH: Oh, yeah, the Official Obama Criticizer.

CALLER: Yes, sir, that rocked last week.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: Rick, I appreciate that. Thanks very much. Yeah, we could start trying to establish that everybody who doesn’t support Herman Cain is a racist, everybody who doesn’t support Sarah Palin is afraid of strong woman. We could try it. I think, folks, honestly I think with Herman Cain and the media, I think to the extent they’re ignoring him it’s just that they don’t think he’s got a chance to win, it’s all it is. they don’t look at him as top tier, and if he gets top tier, if he moves in there polling data, they’ll pay, believe me, don’t worry, he’ll get his anal exam from them, don’t sweat it.

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RUSH: John in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Hey, great to have you on Open Line Friday. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.

RUSH: Yes, sir.

CALLER: I called and I talked to Snerdley a little bit. With Sarah Palin running, she’s stupid and all this other stuff, I have a tendency to look when they say that as stupid as being honest, and somebody that’s smart is —

RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, I’ve already… Hold it, hold it, hold it. I’ve lost track. Did you tell Snerdley that you think Palin’s stupid? Is that —

CALLER: No, I mean Sarah Palin, the news says she’s stupid.

RUSH: Oh, the news says she’s stupid, okay.

CALLER: The news says she’s stupid, yes, I do, yeah.

CALLER: What I think is she’s an honest person, and I think you look at the news when they break down who is “smart” and who is “dumb,” it seems like the “dumb” people are the most honest people.

RUSH: In their view?

CALLER: In their view, yeah.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: And so the media, they like to be smart so they go right along with what our president’s doing. He’s the smartest man in the room.

RUSH: Well, he’s smart ’cause he’s a liberal and he went to Harvard and Columbia. He could have an IQ of 30 and they’d say he’s brilliant because he went to Harvard.

CALLER: But what he says and what he does are two different things, and I think that’s the dishonest part.

RUSH: I know.

CALLER: I think Sarah Palin running and maybe Michele Bachmann, you would see honesty. You might not like the answers to the questions, but you would see an honest answer.

RUSH: Meaning you’re gonna see real.

CALLER: Yeah. That’s what I’m talking about.

RUSH: Exactly. You’re gonna see real. This is an age-old argument: “How do you define smart?” You know, I keep threatening to do a program on that, and I just never move beyond the threat. What is smart? How do you define it anymore? Because it seems there are a lot of really stupid people that have no common sense whatsoever, who have not done one thing, for example, in the private sector who are said to just be serious and brilliant, and yet you wouldn’t want ’em in your foxhole. You wouldn’t want ’em if you had a flat tire. They’d be useless to you.

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