RUSH: Here’s Kevin in East Hartford, Connecticut. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s a pleasure to talk to you, and God bless you, sir.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. Appreciate that.
CALLER: I’ve been trying to call you on Open Line Friday since February.
CALLER: I have three grandchildren, but I have a 10-year-old grandson, and I was with them one day and I was reading. I love to read history, and I was reading some more about Abraham Lincoln, and he asked me what I was reading, and I told him, and my jaw dropped to the ground when he told me he didn’t know who Abraham Lincoln was.
RUSH: Well, what, he’s 10.
CALLER: I mean, I just couldn’t believe it. I’ve actually been calling you since February to get suggestions. He wants to learn —
RUSH: Did he know who Bill Clinton was?
CALLER: I sat with him for an hour that day, and he asked me so many questions, and he was absorbing, and he loved it, and I’ve been calling you ever since, to have you on Open Line Friday maybe give me some suggestions for what he could read, and God bless you, you read my mind and here’s Rush Revere.
RUSH: Well, that would have been my first suggestion to you.
CALLER: Well, back in February it wasn’t ready yet, so —
RUSH: Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. You just didn’t know.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
RUSH: Now, you’re right. In February I would not have suggested it ’cause you couldn’t get it then, but I would have teased it, had you gotten through.
RUSH: Has your grandson heard of Bill Clinton?
RUSH: Yeah, but he doesn’t know who Lincoln is?
RUSH: Look, your timing here is fortuitous, and it’s fortunate, too, and it’s a very classy way around you paying me a compliment, and I really appreciate it very, very much. And I hope your grandson reads the book ’cause I know he’ll love it. I know he would be fascinated by it. In fact, Kevin, I want you to hang on. I want to send you an audio version of the book that I recorded that you can let him listen to as well, and anybody else. It’s something I’m very proud of.
RUSH: According to numbers posted by Matt Drudge, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims was the number one selling book last week, according to the Nielsen BookScan. It’s just wonderful, folks. Thank you so much, again.
RUSH: See, I got a question here, ladies and gentlemen. Bouncing off of the Obamacare website and the way they’re counting enrollees. Shouldn’t Amazon and the New York Times best-sellers list count, as a book sale, if somebody puts a copy of Rush Revere in the shopping cart? I mean, that’s how they’re counting enrollees at HealthCare.gov, whether they buy a policy or not they’re counting them as enrolled. So if you go to Amazon or anywhere else and you put Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims in the shopping cart it ought to count as a sale, right?
RUSH: Folks, I have a Stack here I printed out of fan mail. I would love to read all of it to you. It is from parents and children who’ve written in about the book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. People are sending pictures of their kids standing in front of the bookshelf happily reading the book after happily buying the book. The cutest pictures that you’ve seen. But I do want to share one with you here, quickly.
“Dear Mr. Limbaugh: I pre-ordered your book. I’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival. I couldn’t wait to read it to my six- and eight-year-old boys. Then I heard you mention how one family who had kids of similar ages really liked the audio version and that it was four and a half hours long and that you did it. I was so excited to hear this. See, I drive my boys 25 miles to school one way every day so that they can attend a private school.”
Twenty-five miles a day. I wonder how many of you do that. I bet it would surprise us.
“We spend a lot of time in the car. My two boys usually eat two meals a day in the car, so we enjoy listening to audio books. Well, I downloaded Rush Revere yesterday morning and I started to play it as we left the driveway. My boys listened intently the whole way there and as we got out of the car, they said, ‘Rush, Rush, Rush,’ into school. It doesn’t stop there. I was a driver that day for my eight-year-old’s class for a field trip to a planetarium. As soon as we got in my car with two other boys from my son’s class, my son said, ‘We have to listen to Rush Revere.’ I turned it on, and I didn’t hear a peep out of those three boys for 45 minutes until we got to our location. Now, think about that. A car with three eight-year-old boys and not a sound, Rush. It was glorious. As they got out of my car, they were all saying ‘Rush, Rush, Rush into history.’
“We walked inside, we took our seat in the planetarium, we were waiting for the program to start. My eight-year-old said, ‘Do you have your phone? Please play Rush Revere.’ I told him that he wouldn’t be able to hear it on the phone and that we wouldn’t have much time, but he still begged me to play it anyway. After the planetarium program was over and we were walking back to my car, my son started singing, ‘Rush Revere, uh, uh, I like it,’ to the tune of ‘That’s the Way (I Like It)’ by KC and the Sunshine Band.
“We headed back to school, again another peaceful car ride as the boys intently listened the whole way. When I picked up my boys from school — they get out every day at 12:10 or so — I always listen to you on the way home. They immediately said, ‘Can we listen to Rush Revere?’ And I said, ‘No, I want to listen to Rush.’ They said, ‘I don’t want to listen to the regular Rush. I want to listen to Rush Revere.’ Later that day we stopped at the grocery store. I happened to be walking down the book aisle. My son spotted your book, was so excited to see it, so that may be a place that your audience should check if they’re unable to find your book in a regular bookstore. It was in the grocery store. So, anyway, PS, if you have a moment take a look at the Veterans Day program my boy’s school puts out every year.”
This is just a sample, folks, of the mail that we are getting from people who are really getting into this. It is so gratifying, and I can’t thank you enough. This is a whole new pathway for me, and it’s a whole new entree to an audience demo that there would be otherwise no way we would have on this program. So you parents are fabulous. I will admit, you know, I’m not jealous if the kids would rather listen to Rush Revere than me. I mean, that’s just the way it is. They like Rush Revere. Rush Revere’s a likable guy. I made sure of it. (interruption) What, Snerdley, what? Well, I’ve not been told if we’ve been sent any videos or not, but you’re right, that will be the next thing to come.
Anyway, a whole Stack of this stuff. I mean, it’s just literally pouring in, and folks, by the way, if you haven’t done this, you ought to show, if you have a kid or two who likes the book, make sure that you take them to the TwoIfByTea.com website. And by the way, we’re gonna post some of these pictures at the RushLimbaugh.com website. Both covered. But take the kids to the TwoIfByTea.com site because that’s where the Rush Revere pane is or the portal, and you can see where Rush Revere and Liberty live. The Two If By Tea factory is there, the mailbox to send e-mail, and we finally have installed the EIB broadcast tower and complex. It’s not a map. It’s an actual drawing of where they live.
I’m not gonna tell you, but there’s a little surprise if you click on the EIB broadcast tower that the kids will like. They’ll get a big charge out of it.