RUSH: Paul in Albuquerque, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: Mega snowing-like-crazy dittos from New Mexico.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I wanted to talk a little bit about Hillary, an opponent of hers that nobody’s really talking too much about, and that’s our governor here, Bill Richardson —
CALLER — and, you know, different ones have said and you’ve made comments in the past about, you know, Hillary’s got some strikes against her because she’s a senator, for one thing, statistically speaking. She doesn’t have any foreign policy experience, whereas on the other hand Bill Richardson is a governor, and he is doing lots of foreign policy things, when he was a prot?g? of —
RUSH: Let me tell you something. I know where you’re going with this. Are you a Richardson fan?
CALLER: No. No. Absolutely not, but I’m —
RUSH: You think he would pose a significant threat to Mrs. Clinton?
CALLER: Absolutely, because, you know, when he was under Bill Clinton, he was ambassador and things like that —
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
CALLER: — and now he’s done —
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
CALLER: — these high profile things like meeting with the North Koreans like he did. I don’t know if you can —
RUSH: Yeah. In fact, grab audio sound bite #4. He was on Neil Cavuto’s show on Fox yesterday, and he’s one of the Democrats that’s traveling the world meeting with our enemies. He met with the North Koreans, and he didn’t get anywhere. I mean, you go over and talk to them, but didn’t get anywhere. Here is what he answered in response to Cavuto’s question, “What did the North Koreans say?”
RICHARDSON: The typical bombast of the North Koreans on the first day of negotiation is what happened. You know, they’re tough. I said to them, “Look, you’ve gotta take some concrete steps. You’ve gotta find ways to allow international inspectors in. You’ve gotta get rid of that — or at least take down that — Yongbyon nuclear reactor as a show of good faith,” and you know, they listened —
CAVUTO: And what did they say?
RICHARDSON: Well, they said they listened. You know, they’re — they’ve got their own plan. (laughing) They’re not like we are, Neil, in terms of negotiating the way we do. They’re tough.
RUSH: Yeah, we’re not tough! We cave in! “You want us to get rid of our nuclear weapons? Fine! We’ll do that.” The North Koreans say, “What do you mean, take down the Yongbyon nuclear reactor? Screw you! Who the hell are you? You’re not even an official member of the government. What are we doing talking to you?” You know that’s what their reaction is. So Richardson, for all these foreign policy — and I like the guy. You have to understand. Bill Richardson wrote a letter of support to me during my legal imbroglio, pledging to do what he could to help keep medical records private and so forth. He said, “I urge you to win this. This is something we need to all guard,” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. It was a handwritten note. But he does… (sigh) You know, his r?sum? said that he was drafted by some Major League Baseball team.
It was on his r?sum? for years and years and years. Finally somebody looked it up and found that he wasn’t. He wasn’t drafted by a Major League Baseball team, and he held a press conference and said (paraphrase), “Well, I thought I was, because somewhere a long time ago in his life, somebody had mentioned it” to him, and, oh, really? It was just one of those things that he remembered. Then ten days ago he’s talking to Carl Cameron of Fox, clearly indicating… You have to read between the lines. He’s running for president. After they run the story (paraphrase), “Oh, no, no, no! I lied to my statement,” or that’s not totally true, and then a little while later, said, “I’ve gotta say Carl Cameron did a good job. He was just doing his job” and so forth. I don’t know. I like the guy. Whether or not he’s going to pose a problem to Mrs. Clinton all depends on what’s in his FBI file.