RUSH: I want to get this out of the way. I mentioned that I was also used as a bouncing-off point on Fox News last night, and it happened during the Special Report with Bret Baier show. This is a portion of their media analyst, Howard Kurtz, and his report about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s age as a possible factor in the 2016 presidential race.
KURTZ: Now the age question is growing louder than just a whisper. National Journal’s Charlie Cook is also questioning whether Clinton is too old to run, and Rush Limbaugh picked up on the Cook column.
RUSH ARCHIVE: We put a picture of Mrs. Clinton up at RushLimbaugh.com, and we simply asked, “Does America, do the American people want to observe the aging of this woman in office?”
KURTZ: Is this fair? Other political senior citizens have faced similar questions. John McCain was 72 when he ran, and Ronald Reagan, who was 69 when he took office. It may be risky for opponents to blatantly challenge a female candidate about her age. But Hillary’s critics are also sending a more subtle message that the Clintons have been around forever and are old news.
RUSH: And you know who’s not letting this go is Rand Paul. He is not letting go of the fact that the last person that the Democrats ought to be using is Bill Clinton, that he is an embarrassment, that he harassed Monica Lewinsky — and he’s doubling down on that every chance he gets. He is castigating the Democrats for throwing Bill Clinton out front with the supposed War on Women taking place. Now, look, I don’t want to make a big deal about this, but we didn’t “bounce off” Charlie Cook.
I threw that picture of Mrs. Clinton up five years ago. Charlie Cook wrote his piece last week or the week before. I’m not trying to make a big deal out of it. No accusation here. In fact, the safest thing for me would be to say would be, “Yeah, yeah, Howard. We were just bouncing off Charlie! Charlie said it first.” But that, sadly, isn’t how it happened. We put that picture up and asked that question, it has to be five years now. (interruption)
Right, it was part of Operation Chaos in 2008, the Democrat presidential primaries and so forth. Certain female anchors had a fit out there over it. Anyway, I just wanted you to let you hear that your host is everywhere. See, people ask, “Why don’t you do TV, Rush?” I don’t have to. Now, I’m missing out on being paid for it, but nevertheless I don’t have to go on TV to be on TV. In fact, this show is televised every day anyway with our lovely Dittocam, for those who have subscribed to Rush 24/7 at RushLimbaugh.com.