RUSH: Joyce in Pittsburgh. Thank you. You’re up first today. Great to have you here with us.
CALLER: Great to be with you again, Rush. How are you today?
RUSH: Very, very well. Thank you very much. I have a lot of good, fun stuff coming up here today, including giving away the first new third generation engraved iPad. I can’t wait.
CALLER: How do I get my hands on one of those?
RUSH: It doesn’t cost anything. If you have an e-mail address, that’s how you sign up and get an account, and we’re gonna be randomly selecting from people that follow me on Twitter, and we’re gonna do it like six or seven of ’em.
CALLER: Well, that would be great because I’ve got a new iPad 3 but I can’t wait to get one that’s got your engraving on it.
RUSH: Well, I’ll tell you what. Do you like it?
CALLER: I love it.
RUSH: It took me a day and a half to appreciate that screen. I laughed. I watched some people who are putting the iPad 2 next to the new iPad and asking if they could tell the difference, and some people can’t, and that doesn’t surprise me. It took me a day and a half to fully appreciate it, and now there’s no going back.
CALLER: No. It streams from Netflix just really great.
RUSH: Yeah. Well, the picture quality is overwhelming. There’s no quality like this even on a 50-inch flat screen TV. There’s nothing like this.
CALLER: Well, I’m thrilled with it. Oh, before we get into the real gist of the call my first comment is, why don’t we get Tebow to come as backup to Roethlisberger?
RUSH: (laughing) It might be affordable.
CALLER: I’ll tell you what: I’d love to have the boy here. He’s great.
RUSH: Well —
CALLER: Anyway, I’ll tell you what: As a CPA in tax season and a financial consultant, I am just sick to death of the beating up of our friend Mr. Ryan. I think we need to do something to get that boy into higher positions of authority and have his running mate be Colonel Allen West. What do you think of that?
RUSH: Well, it is frustrating, but we are the targets. Whoever sticks their neck out on our side, it’s gonna get chopped off. It really is. We have to be confident. The people doing this are in the minority in terms of the population. They really, really are. It doesn’t like look like it ’cause the media, but they really are. And Paul Ryan keeps coming back. He’s not going away. He’s got guts.
CALLER: You’re right. He reminds me of Sarah Palin. There’s no way I was gonna watch that movie Game Change.
RUSH: Oh, that movie.
CALLER: I was too busy watching The Undefeated at the same time slot as the kickoff of Game Change.
RUSH: We watched it Saturday night, and I’m telling you: It was a cartoon.
RUSH: It was so… We sat there looking at each other in amazement, and what we were saying to each other was: “Do you realize that every liberal in the country thinks this is the Bible? They think this is Gospel.”
RUSH: The disconnect in this country is profound. There were two heroes in that movie: Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace. They were heroes. Everybody else didn’t know what they were doing. It was just over the top, so outrageous that I was asking myself, “How many people actually believe this happened?” It was such a caricature. There was nothing real about it.
CALLER: Well, you know, if we see a good running mate… If Romney does indeed get the nomination — which, you know, my loyalties lay elsewhere, but if Romney does indeed get the nomination — if we had a Marco Rubio you might see the same enthusiasm behind Romney that you saw behind McCain once he chose Palin.
RUSH: Could be.
CALLER: Because I stood down on a football field in September of 2008 along with 50 to 60,000 other people in Beaver Falls, PA. You probably know where that is.
RUSH: Yeah, I do.
CALLER: And I stood there for three hours waiting for her to come, and you (chuckles) would not have had that crowd if it would have been McCain.
RUSH: Well, that’s the thing. This movie misses the whole point about Palin. Palin is the only thing that gave that campaign a heartbeat, gave it any life. Palin was generating the crowds. I’ll tell you what. That movie — that movie Game Change — is part of the Democrat war on women. No question. Thanks, Joyce. Great to talk to you.