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RUSH: Last night ABC World News Tonight correspondent Cecilia Vega was reporting about gasoline prices. She had this exchange with the anchorette, Diane Sawyer.

VEGA: Diane, look at this. (chuckling) It’s almost too unbelievable to believe! Just while we were on the air during those two minutes of that story, the gas prices here at this station went up by 10¢! It was 4.99, now it’s 5.09 for a gallon of regular gas here at this station in downtown Los Angeles.

SAWYER: (incredulous) It went up 10 cents!

VEGA: (giggling) 10¢ during that two minutes (giggling) while we were on the air!

SAWYER: Don’t blink at the gasoline station!

RUSH: “It went up 10 cents!” in their two-minute report. Did you hear? That was “almost too unbelievable to believe.” “Too unbelievable to believe.” That was the report from the infobabe Cecilia Vega. “Diane, this is almost too unbelievable to believe. Just while we were on the air it went up 10 cents.” “Ten cents!” Remember Diane Sawyer was over in Japan shortly after the earthquake over there, and she was shocked at what she saw.

SAWYER: This is a shelter. Some of these people here for days, and, loooook! It’s recycling! (giggling) Organized for recycling.

WOMAN: Plastic, combustible burnable, cans.

RUSH: (impression) “It’s recycling! (orgasmic) Organized recycling. I mean, they just had an earthquake, and they have the — the — the presence of mind and the — the social conscience to recycle! It’s recycliiiiiiing! Look!”

“Ten cents a gallon? Don’t blink at the gasoline station!”

“Yeah, Diane! It’s almost too unbelievable to believe.”

And again, grab audio sound bite number eight. This is after the earthquake in Japan.

SAWYER: This is a shelter. Some of these people here for days, and, loooook! It’s recycling! (giggling) Organized for recycling.

WOMAN: Plastic, combustible burnable, cans.

RUSH: Oh-ho-ho! It’s orgasmic, recycling. (Diane Sawyer impression) Oh-ho-ho! Recycliiiing.

Meanwhile, President Obama was on CNBC’s Your Money on June 10th of 2008, and John Harwood, the chief Washington correspondent for State-Controlled CNBC, said, “These high gasoline prices…” This is 2008. This is during the presidential campaign. Obama is still a senator and the most prominent thing in his political career has been infanticide at this point, and John Harwood says: “Any chance these high gas prices could help us?” Can you imagine that question being asked to George W. Bush? “Mr. President, hi! John Harwood here from CNBC. Any chance these high gasoline prices could be helpful?” And, of course, what Harwood means is, “Is there any way these high gas prices can help your campaign?” And here’s what candidate Obama said…

OBAMA: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing.

RUSH: Oh, no.

OBAMA: But if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustment, first of all by putting more money into their pockets, but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more quickly, particularly US automakers.

RUSH: I would have preferred the price get to $4 a little more gradually. That’s what the price was back then at the time of the sound bite. Yeah, we wish the price would have gotten there a little more gradually. It got there pretty quick, but we can always give people a tire gauge. That will help, keeping the tires inflated. Putting some more money in their pockets. We’ll do that by taxing the rich. If we can’t do that, we’ll print it. If we can’t do that, we’ll borrow it from my buddies, the ChiComs. That’s what we gotta do. This is back on August 5th, 2008, this in Youngstown, Ohio, at a campaign event, Obama talking about Senator McCain.

OBAMA: Instead of offering a real plan to lower gas prices, the only energy, uh, energy plan that he’s really promoting is more drilling. This is what he talked about yesterday. I want to drill here. I want to drill now. I don’t know where he was standing. I think he was in a building somewhere.

RUSH: What a funny guy. What a funny guy, Barack Obama. Anyway, mocking McCain and Palin at the time, the campaign slogan was drill here, drill now. Drill, baby, drill.

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