RUSH: Are you hearing my watch go nuts in here or is it just vibrating? You’re not hearing? We’ve got a tornado warning in this area ’til 3:15. “Take shelter now.” We’re in shelter. We don’t need to take shelter. We are shelter. Tornado warning next 35 minutes. I just performed a service for you. That’s for us here in south Florida. It was all because my Apple Watch started going nuts on my wrist. See?
Linda Vester has charged Tom Brokaw with being Charlie Rose Sr. Sexual abuse, sexual harassment! Brokaw is denying it. Shannon Bream at Fox News is backing up Linda Vester, who used to work at Fox. Shannon Bream says she’s heard other women describe this kind of behavior from Brokaw. So that’s coming up.
But first I want to grab Jeff in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Welcome, sir. Great to have you on the program.
CALLER: Rush, thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: Yeah. You bet.
CALLER: I was calling with regards to your Top 10 female names.
RUSH: Oh, yeah.
CALLER: Well, I’ve got a lot more than a Top 10. So I just wonder if I could run through it with you real fast.
RUSH: Well, you’re claiming that I have more than 10?
RUSH: Top 10 favorite female names?
CALLER: Yeah, so I have Jenny —
CALLER: Melanie, Jeanette, Megan, Sarah — now, you could have said Sharon — but Allison, Amy, Morgan, Jennifer, Jenna, Tanisha, Jill, Jane, Nina, Marcia, Kaelin, Laurie, Sheryl, Vincentia, Ashley, Natalia, Isabella, Lauren, Misty, Alexis, and Alyssa.
RUSH: Well, all I can tell you is that when I mentioned each one of those names it was in a list of 10 at the time.
CALLER: Okay. But I was wondering why Laura wasn’t on there.
CALLER: Laura wasn’t on there.
RUSH: I don’t know we’ve ever had a call from somebody named Laura.
CALLER: No? Okay. Because it’s a good name and, you know, it’s a great Johnny Mercer song as well.
RUSH: Yeah, it is a great name, a lot of women — a lot of classy women — have the name Laura. It’s tough having a Top 10 list of favorite female names.
CALLER: That’s true.
RUSH: So all of this is about the fact that you think I’m discriminating against Laura?
CALLER: Oh, no, no, no! I just started noticing that there just seemed to be more than 10 so I started writing them down.
RUSH: You did. You really did started writing them down.
CALLER: Yeah, I have some dates if you want the dates.
RUSH: No, I totally believe, I’m not gonna deny this, some days I was super host; other days my mind was not totally here.
RUSH: I’ll answer this like James Comey would: “Well, to the best of my recollection there have never been more than 10.”
RUSH: Now, some people have said it’s more than 10, and it might have been. I can’t say for sure.
CALLER: But they’re all great names. That’s what’s important.
RUSH: They are. Absolutely. (chuckle)
CALLER: They are. But thanks for everything you do, Rush. We appreciate it out here.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you, Jeff. I really, really appreciate that. That’s a great Open Line Friday call, a great breaker of news. Way to go out there!