RUSH: Here’s Jude in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hi. Great to have you on the program.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How you doing, sir?
RUSH: Good. Thank you.
CALLER: Ah, what an honor. I thought I’d never get through. It’s taken over three years to just let you hear about what has happened in my life, which is great.
RUSH: Well, here you are. Thank you.
CALLER: It proves the liberal left’s theory on you.
CALLER: My wife, now she’s 27, but at the time she was 24. And when I had met her, when she was about 23/24, I always talked about Rush Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh. “I listen to Rush Limbaugh all the time,” and she was horrified. She goes, “Why do you listen to him? He is fool,” blah, blah, blah.
RUSH: Had she ever listened?
CALLER: I’m sorry, sir?
RUSH: Had she ever listened to me?
CALLER: Exactly. No, she had not.
CALLER: And I remember at that time, ironically, you were talking about how the media says that you scare away 24-year-old women. So I laughed at the irony of that situation. I challenged my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, and I said, “Hey, will you listen to him?” and she reluctantly agreed, and would you imagine? In one week’s time she was hooked. Absolutely hooked.
RUSH: No kidding. Normally it takes six weeks. We encourage six weeks here. But you pulled it off faster. She did it in one week.
CALLER: One week, one week. You know, the first few days I didn’t hear much out of her, and on her lunch she would listen from the monologue from like 12 to 12:30, and she’s like, “Man, he’s making sense. He’s making sense.” And, sure enough, you’re a regular topic. And, for three years, I just wanted to let you know —
RUSH: You know, it had to be culture shock.
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: What do you think she thought she was gonna hear? I mean, she hears all this just BS they say about this program.
CALLER: She heard MSNBC, you know? She’s since become so far right-wing. I’m just absolutely proud of her. She’s a big Cruz girl and Trump supporter also at the same time.
RUSH: I’m happy for you. I’m happy out there for you, Jude.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: ‘Cause that’s gonna make a big difference in the relationship going forward.
CALLER: Is there a chance I can ask you for a favor?
RUSH: Sure. What is it?
CALLER: It’s taken over three years, I’ve just been dying to ask you. Is there a way I can get an autographed photo of yourself?
RUSH: Do I give autographed photos? I sell them, like Trump does.
CALLER: Okay. And where would I be able to purchase one? At RushLimbaugh.com?
RUSH: (laughing) I don’t sell ’em. I don’t sell ’em. I don’t sell ’em.
RUSH: Hang on. Mr. Snerdley will get your information. We don’t normally do it this way. Do you understand why?
CALLER: No idea.
RUSH: ‘Cause now everybody’s gonna ask for one.
CALLER: Oh, yes, yes.
RUSH: And I can’t say yes to everybody.
CALLER: Hey, you could look at it, you know, it’s a baptismal gift for my wife in a sense. How’s that? Since you brought her over from the dark side.
RUSH: Are you guys are married or not?
RUSH: Do you have any crumb crunchers?
CALLER: What is that?
CALLER: Yes, I’m actually holding my 11 week old son on my chest.
RUSH: Tell you what I’m gonna do. Here’s the way we’re gonna do this.
RUSH: You hang on, and Snerdley will get your FedEx address, and we’re gonna —
RUSH: — send you some Rush Revere stuff.
CALLER: You don’t have to do that, thank you.
RUSH: Gonna send you some Rush Revere stuff.
CALLER: Thank you so much. I highly appreciate that, Rush.
RUSH: For your daughter, the little cuddly Liberty doll, which is a great, great —
CALLER: Thank you. We absolutely love you. My father turned me on to you, but I didn’t start listening ’til I was about 18, now I’m 29, I listen to you every day almost if I can, depending on my work schedule.
RUSH: Well —
CALLER: But I always go to RushLimbaugh.com, check out the transcripts, et cetera.
RUSH: That’s awesome.
CALLER: We absolutely love you.
RUSH: I can’t tell you how flattered I am, how much —
CALLER: Oh, thank you.
RUSH: — I appreciate it. So hang on, we’ll send your daughter, she’ll grow into this stuff, she’ll eventually like the Liberty doll. I mean, she may even like that now. And we’ll send some stuff, audio versions of the books and a real book signed, and I’ll throw a picture in there or something. So you just hang on, this is how we’ll do it. As we get our hooks into another future American adult, one child at a time here on the EIB.