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RUSH: Scott in Independence, Missouri. Welcome, sir, to the program.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Welcome from Kansas City.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I wanted to bring something up that my mind goes back to seven or eight years ago when then-Governor Bush was running for president, I remember the pundits on the left using the term gravitas. At the time I didn’t know what the word meant.
RUSH: Well, gravitas — you didn’t? Gravitas was actually applied to Dick Cheney when Bush chose him as veep, because they thought Bush was a lightweight retard, you know, the college frat boy, party guy so forth. But Cheney gave the empty-headed Bush gravitas.
RUSH: Substance and that sort of thing.
CALLER: Who might Obama pick that would give him gravitas if he were to be the nominee?
RUSH: Oh. No, no, no, no. Obama is gravitas.
RUSH: If you look up gravitas in the dictionary, Obama’s picture would be next to it.
CALLER: I thought Senator Byrd might give gravitas to on that —
RUSH: (Laughing.)
CALLER: He’s experienced.
RUSH: Now, that would be a hoot.
CALLER: Rush, appreciate the work you do. Just wanted to bring that up. Have a good day, sir.
RUSH: You bet. Thanks a lot. So there’s Obama picking a former member of the KKK. He’ll be 90 years old. Obama won’t need any gravitas. Susan Page, USA Today, says that Obama reminds her and a lot of people of Ronald Reagan.

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