RUSH: Let’s take a brief time-out. It’s Open Line Friday. We’ll get started on the phones. (interruption) Yes, I’m gonna get… (interruption) Okay. (interruption) They keep pressuring me here about Lindsey Vonn. What is it about Lindsey Vonn that’s got you so fascinated in there? (interruption) Tiger’s ex? Is that what it is? (interruption) All right. Here’s the story. Grab audio sound bite number 19. By the way, when I see Lindsey Vonn, you know who she looks like? (interruption) Well, now everybody’s eyes perk up in there. There’s an actress out there that used to be on a TV show called Law & Order, and her name is Elisabeth Rohm.
I’m telling you Lindsey Vonn, facially (I don’t know much else), is a dead ringer. It’s uncanny. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just I’m just illustrating my observational prowess. Anyway, skier Lindsey “Vonn is in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where she spoke passionately about what it means to compete for the U.S. ski team. ‘Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,’ Vonn told CNN’s Alpine Edge.” CNN’s Alpine Edge? Does CNN have a…? Is that somebody’s name or is that a show? Maybe CNN has its own lodge?
Have you ever heard any Olympic athlete in the past ever claiming they didn’t represent the president? Does Ms. Vonn realize half the people in America voted for Trump? Probably not, doesn’t care. She’s 33 “and getting ready for the final act,” it says. Their words. “The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career.” Well, maybe “act” is right. You know, the fling with Tiger didn’t get her a movie deal. (interruption)
No, no, no. I don’t know that that was the objective. She didn’t get a movie deal. They broke up, and the rumors were because he was catting around. “Away from the slopes, Vonn also appears willing to put her head above the parapet and speak out about U.S. politics. ‘I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony,’ she added. ‘I want to represent our country well. I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.’ …
“And Vonn revealed she wouldn’t accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold at Pyeongchang. ‘Absolutely not,’ said Vonn. ‘No. But I have to win to be invited. No actually I think every U.S. team member is invited so no I won’t go.” And here’s the audio. This is from CNN’s website, Christina Macfarlane speaking with Lindsey Vonn. “You previously competed in three Olympics under two presidents. How will it feel competing in an Olympics for the United States whose president is Trump?”
VONN: Ummmmm… (haltingly) Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president. You know, I want to represent our country well, and I don’t think there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.
MACFARLANE: Would you accept an invitation to the White House if you were to win Olympic gold in Pyeongchang?
VONN: Absolutely not.
RUSH: “Absolutely not.” No doubt about it, absolutely. Doesn’t “think there are a lot of people currently in our government” who are representing the United States well.