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RUSH: Given that it’s Election Day, folks, we’re not gonna spend a whole day on election news. I got plenty, don’t sweat it, but not the whole day. This is nut-cracking day. I mean, this is it. So we’re gonna branch out. For example,

The name of it is Olive Kitteridge. It’s just a two-night miniseries, and last night on the second night of the miniseries there’s a scene between Olive Kitteridge played by Frances McDormand and Jack Kennison played by Bill Murray. They’re getting in a car, they’re going out to dinner, and they have this exchange…

MURRAY: You can relax, Olive. I’m a very good driver.

MCDORMAND: I have no doubt.

RUSH ON THE CAR RADIO: Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.

MURRAY: (clicks off radio)

MCDORMAND: Was that Rush Limbaugh?


MCDORMAND: (silence)

MURRAY: Oh, good God, Olive, what now?

MCDORMAND: You, Mr. High and Mighty Harvard, you listen to that idiot?

MURRAY: He has some interesting opinions.

MCDORMAND: He’s a liar and hatemonger and makes me want to puke.

RUSH: Your host made the HBO miniseries and Cookie said, “What do you like about it?” I said, “They got Undeniable Truth of Life No. 24 out there! Undeniable Truth of Life No. 24 made HBO: ‘Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.'” And the Murray character says, “He’s got some interesting opinions. Come on, Olive, lighten up.”

She said, “He’s liar, he’s a hatemonger,” and I don’t like it. I said, “This is cool! They got Undeniable Truth of Life No. 24 out there. I’ll take it. The next thing I hope they do is start ripping my books.” So Cookie said, “You really don’t mind?” “No. No. I think this is great. This is HBO.” Olive Kitteridge, a two part miniseries. Snerdley didn’t hear it. He’s screening calls in there, and he heard just enough of it to take his attention.

Let me play it again ’cause Snerdley didn’t hear it — and, by the way, you have to understand something. It’s hard for Snerdley. He’s gotta screen calls, and he’s gotta get calls that have some relationship to what’s happening here. But when he’s screening he can’t devote full attention to listening. That’s why sometimes you hear calls that make no sense and ask, “What the hell is that?”

It’s because Snerdley is devoting full attention to screening. Anyway. So he heard just enough of this to perk up and told the caller to hang on a minute, and he said, “Where was this?” So here, HBO last night, the second part of a two-part miniseries, Olive Kitteridge. Frances McDormand stars as title character with Bill Murray, and they’re getting into his car and going to dinner, and he turns on the radio when they get in the car.

(replaying the sound bite.)

RUSH: Do you know how long HBO’s probably been waiting for the right moment to do this? (laughing) Somebody there hates Undeniable Truth of Life No. 24, and they’ve been waiting for a time or chance to use it this way. (interruption) Can assume the character… Well, if the character doesn’t like Undeniable Truth of Life No. 24, it’s kind of telling. I haven’t seen the show. I didn’t even know it was on.

The first I knew of this is when Cookie sends it down and says, “Look, I want you to see it just so you know it’s out there, but I don’t think we should play it. Why give these people airtime? This is just horrible. It’s so mean. Why should they do this about you?” I looked at it, and I said, “Ooooh, Undeniable Truth of Life No. 24 all over HBO. Give it to me.”

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