RUSH: Yesterday on the program… I am now changing subjects. I am swerving into another subject, and that is the New England Patriots at the White House yesterday. I had to ask the staff… I saw something here. It’s right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers, in the U.K. Daily Mail. Now, Snerdley came running in today waving this around. “You’re right! I can’t believe it! You’re right, and you’re always right.” He disagreed with me when I said this yesterday. “You’re always right.” He even wrote it: “Rush right again.”
So I asked the staff, “Did I say what I told you…? Did I say that on the air yesterday?” And they said, “No, you didn’t.” Okay. So here’s what happened. As you know, the New England Patriots show up at the White House yesterday to be honored and celebrated by President Trump at the White House. And a late scratch: star quarterback, Tom Brady. “Family issues” cropped up. Brady was not on the original list of six who were not gonna attend. He was, as I say, a late scratch. People then began speculating: What really is going on?
So Snerdley — and I told everybody. You know, I must have done this during commercial break. I told them what’s going on here, and that’s what Snerdley came in waving. And they didn’t believe me. “Come on! That can’t be!” I said, “We may never know, but I’m telling you, don’t doubt me.” You know, even the people closest to me — who have learned now never to doubt me — still do. It’s amazing I have a strong spine, constitution, sense of self. Otherwise, I’d have been whittled away here to nothing more than a skull full of mush myself. Anyway, what I said to them was…
What’s he say here, “family issues”? “Okay, possibly his mother is sick. It was his mother and dad’s anniversary yesterday.” However, what I told them happens to be verified. Read you the headline. “Did Gisele Stop Tom Brady Going to the White House? — Supermodel posted an anti-Trump tweet on the day the president hosted her husband’s teammates. Gisele Bundchen posted — and then deleted — a tweet promoting anti-Trump rally. Brazilian supermodel promoted a climate change march in Washington, D.C. Tweet posted the same day her husband, Tom Brady, skipped White House visit…”
I asked Snerdley, “Have you ever wondered…? You probably haven’t ’cause it’s no big deal. Have you ever wondered but Leonardo DiCaprio is such a lost, totally gone climate change fantastic?” Snerdley said, “(snorts) Well, it’s Hollywood.” No. He once dated Gisele Bundchen.” “Ohhhhh!” I said, “Yes.” So I told ’em all yesterday. The truth is probably that Gisele — and I’m on real thin ice here, too, folks. I can’t believe how close to the quicksand I’m walking today. But I just… I told them here yesterday to have no doubt here that the message went out: We don’t want pictures of you smiling with that pig. For your future, for our future, we just… We don’t want that.
I wasn’t even gonna mention it ’til Snerdley comes running in here waving around the U.K. Daily Mail. “I can’t believe you’re right! You’re right. You’re right again.” And I’m not right about just that.
RUSH: Cape Coral, Florida. Nick, glad you called, sir. How are you?
CALLER: Thank God, really good, Rush. I just wanted to give you a question right off the top of my head. Your implication… Are you implying that this guy, Brady, is such a pusillanimous male that he’s gonna listen to the rantings of a wife who’s obviously not wrapped too tight, believing in this global warming nonsense?
RUSH: (laughing) Sounds like you’re do a lot of implying there, my man. (laughing)
CALLER: I mean, you know —
RUSH: I’m very fascinated by your use of the word —
RUSH: That’s it: “pusillanimous.” Very intrigued by that. (laughing) Well, look, you’ve heard the phrase: “Happy life, happy wife,” or, “happy wife, happy life,” whichever order you want to put it into.
RUSH: I’m just saying the keys to certain things sometimes have a price.
CALLER: Yeah, but, Rush, if you’ve got bend over backwards to please somebody who’s obviously unstable? I mean, global warming? Come on. If I told the kid down the block who’s not —
RUSH: Hey! (laughing) I guess I’m gonna have to live in the quicksand today —
RUSH: — if I go everywhere you want me to go there. Look, I didn’t imply anything. I just read a headline: “Did Gisele Stop Brady Going to the…”? Uh, Nick, are you married?
RUSH: Nick, are you married?
CALLER: Yes. Yes, I am.
RUSH: Well, then. (chuckles)
CALLER: My wife… My wife is rational, Rush. I mean, she isn’t a global warming liar. I mean, she doesn’t believe in this nonsense about the Easter bunny and all that stuff. She’s a rational, reasonable, logical woman. This is why I married her.
CALLER: But if she has ever any inane suggestions, I don’t listen to them. As much as she told me, “Hey, Nick, the president of the United States has required, has asked, has demanded that you come and visit with him,” are you gonna say, “Well, dear, I can’t because you believe in global warming (laughing), and you don’t want me with the president of the United States”? Rush? The guy is not wrapped too tight.
RUSH: “The guy is not…” Well, look, I… (sigh) Here, once again, I find myself bound by my fame, limited by my fame. This is getting to be a little frustrating for me. (sigh) I mean, it’s not like I can whisper to you people and say, “Hey, psst, keep this between us. You know, just don’t tell anybody.” (laughing) You know, how sensible would that be? I wasn’t meaning to imply anything, and intelligence guided by experience leads me to believe that there is greater than 50-50 possibility this story’s accurate.
That’s not based on the specifics of the people involved. That’s simply based on the way things happen and the way things are. The situation you described in your marriage could be quite rare, actually. You know, my belief, my theory, my philosophy. I’ve shared it with people constantly. In civilized societies, in civilized circumstances, women are the power. Women run the show.
It is women who say “yes” and “no.” There are exceptions, of course, to everything. This is one of the reasons why I’ve been so fascinated — and, frankly, puzzled — by the feminist movement. But, anyway, enough of that. Nick, I appreciate the call. Thanks much. Nice try. I have to give you credit for a great effort there, but the host lives to host another day. Even after… (laughing) It is a tight rope some days.
RUSH: Look, do I need to remind you again? What do you mean, who else? Who else might have a testicle lockbox? Ah, people are still arguing with me about why Brady didn’t go to the White House yesterday to be with the Trumpster and his teammates.
RUSH: Here is Susan in Jamestown, South Carolina. Great to have you. I’m glad you waited.
CALLER: Thank you so much. It’s been like 10 years so this is awesome for me. I just wanted to say, small point and question. What Nick said earlier in the program is actually not that rare. Because if I could at my husband and pulled a Gisele Bundchen and said, “You can’t go there and you can’t do this because of what I believe,” he’d look at me and say, “What the heck? Are you crazy?” And go do it anyway.
RUSH: We had a call… Let me get the audience up to speed. We had a guy… Well, I need to preface this. The Daily Mail (shuffling paper) has a story here says that Gisele Bundchen stopped Brady from going to the White House because she’s anti-Trump, pro-global warming, and didn’t want him going. So this led to a discussion here on the program where some guy called and thought that Brady was being very “pusillanimous” about this. But it led to a discussion of, do wives really dictate the behavior? Like if the wife said, “You’re not going to do that, Pal,” then husband doesn’t go, and Nick said, “To hell with that! My wife doesn’t tell me what to do! If I want to go, I’m going.” You’re saying your husband’s the same way, that if you told him not to go he’s go anyway just to spite you?
CALLER: It would be just to spite me because… (garbled cell) But, you know, I have seen the light. He goes and does what he wants because he’s 40-year-old guy; he’s an adult. He can do what he wants, just the same as I’m 31. If I want to go somewhere and do something, and he doesn’t, I go do it. It’s just… It’s just we’re capable of thinking for ourselves and being our own person.
RUSH: Well, that’s very mature of you, again, but in this… You see, I think I know exactly what happened here. But this is another one of those instances where I am too famous to divulge this, because everybody I’m talking about could hear it, hear about it, ’cause you people won’t keep your mouth shut. I’m telling you, if I tell you and ask you not to tell anybody, one of you is gonna talk and it’s gonna get back to who I’m talking about, and then I’ve got to explain it. (sigh) It’s limiting! You know, this kind of stuff, it’s squeezing me in here.
So I have to hint around what happened and what I think goes on here is something along the lines of, “You’re not going to have your picture taken with that pig if you want to run for the Senate or if you… You better not do it. You better not do it,” and then you fall back on “happy wife, happy life.” So my experience… I can’t go there, either. Damn! Damn, damn, damn, damn. Okay. Not mine. I wasn’t gonna talk about me. I want to talk about other… (sigh) Oh, well. I can’t even get in the wading pool on this. I’m sorry folks. There will come a day when it doesn’t matter, and I’ll just unload everything. And I promise you I will.
RUSH: Here’s Candice in Ocala, Florida. Great to have you on the program. How you doing?
CALLER: Oh, thanks for taking my call, to you and to Snerdley. I just wanted to mention one thing, and that’s I’m glad Tom Brady is whipped, because I’m a Miami “Dolfan.”
CALLER: Back New York Times eighties, 81, 82, something like that, the Patriots brought out a convict on a snowplow. I don’t know if you remember that.
RUSH: (laughing) Oh, I do.
CALLER: (laughing) Okay. Ever since then, I swore ’em off and I said I will never root for them again. And then when Kraft and Belichick, Trump, I’ll break it and I’ll go ahead and root for ’em. And it was a wonderful game. But I would never have rooted for ’em any other time, so I’m glad he’s whipped. I mean, I’ll never root for him again because Brady didn’t show.
RUSH: Right. What she’s talking about is a playoff game with the Patriots, a snowy day in New England, the old Schaefer Stadium, Foxboro Stadium. They had the coaches… I think Ron Meyer was the coach, and the guy driving the ground crew tractor was a convict out on worker release that day. The coach instructed him to go out there and shovel the area of the field where the ball would be held and the kick would be made and the field goal that won the game. And Dolphins fans forever think the Patriots cheated by sending the convict out there on the tractor to sweep away the portion of the field used for the kick.
CALLER: It was just a sign of times to come.
RUSH: It was. It was. But why do you say you’re glad Brady’s whipped. You say that as though you’re confident that’s the case.
CALLER: I’m confident what? That he caved? Oh, yeah. I’m pretty sure he caved. I’d eat my words. I would be terribly sorry to say that if his mother is ill or has relapsed. But, yeah, I gotta say, you know, he’s got the couple of kids, got the beautiful wife. I think he caved.
RUSH: Okay. Well, that’s Candice in Ocala, a self-confessed “Dolfan,” and I’m glad you called. Thanks very much.