RUSH: Tiffany in Atlanta. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I can’t express to you adequately what an honor it is to speak to you.
RUSH: Well, thank you very much.
CALLER: I wanted to expand upon the Lawrence O’Donnell interview with Herman Cain and his apparent obsession with the fact that Mr. Cain did not contribute to the black community because he didn’t march.
CALLER: I apologize I’m a little nervous.
RUSH: No, just slow down a little bit. You don’t sound nervous. You sound like you’re breathing a little rapidly, but I understand. That happens to me a lot.
CALLER: Yes. I’m very nervous. Anyway, I wanted to ask Mr. O’Donnell, if I ever would have the opportunity, what about Mr. Cain’s contribution to the black community by going to school, getting his degree in mathematics where he proved himself to be smarter than 99% of the population —
RUSH: No, no, no, no. See —
CALLER: — going into the Navy, proving himself there.
CALLER: Going into the business world, proving himself to be a CEO —
RUSH: No, no, no.
CALLER: — more competent than 99.99% of the population.
RUSH: Yeah. See, but —
CALLER: What about that contribution?
RUSH: Well, he’s —
CALLER: And inspiration?
RUSH: All that adds up, to the left, that’s a giant sellout.
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: Do you know that in certain elements of the black community getting good grades will get you in trouble. That’s too white.
CALLER: I recognize that, but —
RUSH: Look, what you described, he didn’t march, he went to school, one of the reasons that Larry O’Donnell didn’t like him is that Herman Cain has become a tremendous success, and he didn’t need the Democrat Party to do it, and that is a giant sellout, that is embarrassing, that’s embarrassing to people that run the plantation, and you don’t get away with that. And that’s why they’re going after him. He’s starting to rise in the polls now, and so it’s time to attack him. He’s nothing more than an Uncle Tom sellout.
CALLER: And I think it’s gonna get really, really, really ugly —
RUSH: Yeah, it is.
CALLER: — the higher up he goes in the polls.
RUSH: And the closer we get to the election. I’m telling you, we still have a year to go. It’s gonna get uglier and uglier.
CALLER: Hm-hm. Rush I have one more quick question, a very random Open Line Friday question for you.
RUSH: Fine and dandy. Fire it at me.
CALLER: I’ve always wondered what the Spatula City, what the background is behind the Spatula City commercial, when you listen to your program online.
RUSH: Hm-hm. What’s the background of it?
CALLER: Yeah. Where did it come from? It seems kind of random.
RUSH: The Spatula City commercial is actually from the movie UHF.
CALLER: Oh. I had no idea.
RUSH: Yeah, it featured Al Yankovic. Do you know who Weird Al Yankovic is?
CALLER: Yes, I do. I grew up in the eighties so I’m very familiar with him.
RUSH: All right, so you remember the Reagan years, too, then?
CALLER: I was young but I was old enough to pay attention and I grew up admiring him very much.
RUSH: It’s from the movie UHF, and the first time I heard it, you know, it cracked me up like crazy. And nobody’s ever taken it off of the loop. It just constantly loops up there. Oeople complain about it, “Get rid of it, I’ve been hearing it for 20 years.”
CALLER: I think it’s funny. I just didn’t know the context of it, where it came from.
RUSH: Yeah. It’s a great, great parody. A grade parody on all these TV — the Ginsu knife, the bamboo steamer, all that stuff, it’s a great sendoff on all that.
CALLER: Gotcha. Well, thank you for your time.
RUSH: All right, thanks. (interruption) You think there are people in the audience that don’t know what we’re talking about? Well, if they’re listening to the Web stream they’ve heard it. Mike, you better play it. You know, we haven’t played this on the show for probably 20 years. Is it readily accessible or is it hidden? Okay, here’s the Spatula City commercial. Now, I have to apologize for those of you that hear this thing four times a day — he-he-he — either on hold or listening to the show via our website. But here, for you who never heard and don’t know what she’s talking about, this is what it is.
(playing of Spatula City spoof)
RUSH: Okay, so now you’re up to speed. If you haven’t heard it, that’s what Tiffany was asking about. Weird Al Yankovic from the movie UHF, Spatula City.