RUSH: Here is Lara next in Fort Worth, Texas. Hi, Lara, great to have you on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Howdy, Rush!
CALLER: Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I listen to you every day on the radio and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people call in and tell you thank you for being a great American or The Big Voice on the Right and that’s awesome but I have a different thing I want to thank you for. I was raised by a dad who every night when he came home from work would get all excited and turn the Rush Limbaugh show on TV, and I can’t remember the year that you were on TV but I remember I was really young and I didn’t know what politics were or what it meant to be liberal or conservative (giggles) but actually I just want to say thank you for being that role model for so many people. Now, I have a great dad and I know even if we watched you or not he would have raised me right — and on the right, of course — but just having you on obviously imprinted me. I mean, my boyfriend called me the Rush Baby. (giggles) I learned to tie my shoes in front of you while you were on. So…
RUSH: Now, you have made my day. I appreciate that.
RUSH: I mean, you sat in front of the television during my TV show and you just soaked it all up.
CALLER: I was so little. I remember it, though. You remember that dollar bill that you used to wear, that you folded into a ribbon?
CALLER: Yeah. My dad and I made that together. We both made one and he strapped it on my shirt.
RUSH: That was the Deficit Reduction Awareness Ribbon.
CALLER: Yeah. He would… I didn’t know what the heck it meant, but he would send me to school and said, “I know you don’t understand this, but…”
RUSH: Everybody was wearing the Deficit Reduction Awareness Ribbon!
RUSH: That was to show you cared about the deficit.
RUSH: One night I came out wearing every colored ribbon there was.
CALLER: That’s awesome. That’s awesome.
RUSH: And I said, “This means I care more about all these issues than you do! You are worthless.”
CALLER: (giggles) That’s right.
RUSH: “I matter, I count, I have a bigger heart than you ’cause I’m wearing these ribbons.”
CALLER: That was a fun time and those are memories I cherish with my dad and I just think it’s really cool. So thanks for all you do, Rush.
RUSH: How old are you now, can I ask?
CALLER: I am 25 years old.
RUSH: Twenty-five years old. Well, this is wonderful. I am so glad that you got through.
CALLER: I am, too. Snerdley’s awesome!
RUSH: Well, this is what Open Line Friday is all about! Do you…? Let me ask you a question. Do you use computers, do you like computers?
CALLER: I love computers. They’re awesome.
RUSH: What kind do you have?
CALLER: I have a Dell PC laptop.
RUSH: Ah, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
RUSH: No, no, no.
CALLER: It’s a little pink one! It’s neat!
RUSH: Do you have an iPad?
CALLER: I do not.
RUSH: Want one?
CALLER: With your autograph?
RUSH: Yeah. I’ll send you one.
CALLER: It has to have your autograph.
RUSH: I’ll send you one.
CALLER: If it doesn’t have your autograph, I don’t want it. It has to be autographed.
RUSH: I’ll send you an EIB Rush signature engraved iPad.
RUSH: (Gasp!) And a surprise computer to improve what you got.