RUSH: Mrs. Clinton is going to announce her presidential run very quietly, we are told, on Sunday. And I think I’ve got a new slogan for Mrs. Clinton: No Surprises This Time. And, you know, put a picture of Obama up there. No Surprises This Time. But there’s gonna be a surprise. Martin O’Malley is gonna announce in late May, I am told. And Elizabeth Warren is out now starting to sound critical of Mrs. Clinton.
Now, as for Mrs. Clinton, she’s going to announce her campaign on Twitter and Facebook, on social media. She’s gonna do it in a very low-key way. This is an effort to make Mrs. Clinton look hip. This is an effort to attract the Millennials and the youths of America who are assumed to get all of their news and all of their information via Twitter on portable mobile devices rather than watching television.
One Democrat familiar with the campaign rollout said that Mrs. Clinton’s announcement will feature visits, campaign stops and visits to people’s homes in the early states and in the early days. I guess Mrs. Clinton really wants to find out what it’s like to be dead broke. Well, she said she was dead broke, she and Bill were dead broke when they left the White House, had to steal furniture from the residence.
Everybody’s kind of buzzing here about the way she’s gonna roll this out, with no big fanfare, no big announcement, you know, no marching bands and balloons and this kind of thing. Do you know what Drudge has linked back to today? We talked about this. This is like two or three weeks ago. Drudge has relinked — of course, I printed it out — that piece that ran in TIME Magazine that claims Mrs. Clinton is at the perfect age to lead because she’s postmenopausal.
Now, this is a woman that wrote the story. Don’t get mad at me. This is a woman who wrote the story, a doctor or some kind of — let me get her name. Well, I didn’t put it in the Stack, but it’s a female researcher. Yeah, here it is. It’s Dr. Julie Holland. “Hillary Clinton Is the Perfect Age to Be President — Forget politics, she’s biologically primed to be a leader.”
This is one of the most sexist pieces. You know what the point of this piece is? She’s postmenopausal, therefore no mood swings. Those days are behind her, no more menstrual cycle problems. You know, it’s always been sexist men who’ve been joking over the years. You young people may not be aware of this, but I’ll let you in on something. Twenty years ago, 30 years ago when the subject of a female president came up, all of these old, you know, backwards troglodyte guys, you could hear ’em running around making on jokes, “Do you really want to be living in a country where the president is on her period? Can you imagine if the Russians do something crazy during that week?”
Well, that’s why this piece. You remember those days, Mr. Snerdley. Now there’s not a guy in the world who would dare say that if he thought he was being overheard today. But I’m telling you, this is 20, 30 years ago, troglodyte men made jokes like that. Apparently it’s still viable because that’s what this TIME magazine piece does. That’s not a concern with Mrs. Clinton. It’s an attempt to counter the fact that she’s too old. She’s gonna be 70 — is that right, 70 when she’s elected, or close to it, and so there are people who think, “That’s a little bit too old, come on, you really think –“
So they’re trying to say, “No, no, no, Mrs. Clinton, ideal age, ’cause she’s got all the potential female problems behind her.” And remember they put out a list of words, the Clinton campaign told the media: “Here are the words you cannot say.” Speaking of that, Hillary Clinton met privately with reporters ahead of her campaign launch. She’s expected to announce her intentions on Sunday.
“Hillary Clinton’s campaign team held an off-the-record dinner Thursday night in Washington, DC, for roughly two dozen journalists and staff members at John Podesta’s house, according to sources familiar with the matter. The dinner signals that the Clinton team is trying to engage with top reporters in the days before the Democrat’s expected announcement of a 2016 presidential run. It also suggests the new campaign team is looking to change course from the toxic relationship with the press that plagued the 2008 race.
“Podesta, the campaign chairman and a seasoned cook –” oh, isn’t this… they actually mean that. “He made a pasta with walnut sauce for the dinner guests, which included reporters from the New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, McClatchy, Reuters and several major TV networks. A Huffington Post reporter attended the dinner, but did not discuss it.”
So how about this? The first official meeting is private and off-the-record with handpicked members of the press. You know what this is. This is Hillary laying down some markers with the media. This is Hillary setting the tone, dictating the terms of her coverage. And if you want to be in this inner circle, if you want to stay in this inner circle, you will keep your mouth shut, you will not question what we spoon-feed you, including Podesta’s pasta, you will not question it, and you’ll report exactly what we say, when we want it reported, otherwise you’re out.
That’s what I think went on at this meeting. There are all kinds of other stories of people commenting and opining on this, some secret e-mails of the men who may run her campaign. In fact, one of these stories, this from Mother Jones, which is a far-left publication: “Robby Mook Just Took the Hardest Job in Politics: Saving the Clintons From Themselves.”
He’s the new campaign manager, and Mother Jones kind of lets the cat out of the bag. Well, I don’t know if they let the cat out of the bag, but toward the end of their story they mention that he’s the first openly gay campaign manager in American history. Nobody apparently knew that, so they had to put it in the story. So that’s obviously something that they all consider to be important at the Clinton campaign.
Then there’s this at the Washington Examiner: “Warren Challenges Hillary: ‘I’d Like to See Her Address All of These Issues.'” She was on CBS This Morning promoting her book, A Fighting Chance. What is this? Elizabeth Warren is hawking a book? Isn’t she rich enough? Doesn’t she have enough money? And, by the way, she didn’t write that book.
What do you mean, Elizabeth Warren has a book? She didn’t do that. The publisher made that book possible. And whoever had to cut down the trees made that book possible and wherever they got the ink. She couldn’t have done that book without any of these people. She didn’t do that book. Well, she’s famous for saying people didn’t start their own businesses, they didn’t build it. Anyway, there’s that.