RUSH: A lot of people out there, ladies and gentlemen, playing in their minds, ding-dong, the wicked witch, the wicked witch is dead, speaking of Hillary. Too soon, ladies and gentlemen, because until we see those legs protruding from underneath the house, you cannot say that Hillary is dead. But I’ll tell you, there are a couple of stories on Mrs. Clinton today. I just bashed Obama, so it’s only fair here that we engage in some criticism of Mrs. Clinton. By the way, speaking of Obama, there’s another fascinating story today, American Spectator. When his TelePromTer breaks down or when he doesn’t even have a TelePromTer, all this flowery, vapid speech filled with hope, it vanishes, and he reverts into the typical liberal angry, full of rage, ripping Bush, ripping Rove, ripping ExxonMobil, every standard Democrat talking point he just starts railing. When he doesn’t have a ‘PromTer, he’s a different guy. Dean Barnett has the story.
These two stories about Hillary, not ready to release tax returns, no possibility of future Bill scandals. Now, we’ve got the bite. We’re going to play the bite. She said nobody can predict the future. She was asked about future scandals involving her husband. (paraphrasing) ‘Well, nobody can predict the future, but I don’t think there’s any possibility of future scandals.’ Let’s go to the audio sound bites. Question: WJLA, Washington, last night. Anchor Leon Harris interviewing Hillary, he says, ‘This one comes from Politico reader Robert Kantor of Santa Monica, California, who writes, ‘How can we be sure that some new business or personal scandal involving Bill Clinton won’t erupt which the Republicans will use to blow your agenda and your administration right out of the water?”
HILLARY: Well, you know, I just can assure this reader that that is not going to happen. You know, none of us can predict the future no matter who we are and what we’re running for, but I’m very confident that that will not happen.
RUSH: Whoa ho-ho-ho! And how, ladies and gentlemen, is she confident, when their whole lives is a scandal! It’s one scandal after another. Doesn’t matter. Norman Hsu, dishwashers in Chinatown, the Lippo Group, but she’s sure it isn’t going to happen. Now, what would make her say that? What in the world — I ask you — and, better yet, it might be better to ask those of you women out there who are wives. Imagine not that you’re running for president, but that in your marriage, there’s a history of your husband doing things in public that are not good, not wise, scandalous and it gets out, you’re up for a promotion at your office, and your boss says to you, ‘I don’t think we can handle another one of these scandals involving your husband.’ ‘Don’t worry, I’ve got that handled.’ I want to know, you wives, how you would have it handled. I am at a loss to explain this. This goes beyond the testicle lockbox. I’m not going to presume that I understand how this could be enforced. Snerdley, if you can find some women who want to answer this — I’m serious. I’m not making a joke about this. We’re not trying to have fun. This is one of these situations, circumstances, I actually need to learn. All of us men could learn from this answer and how this answer gets enforced. Next, John Harris from Politico, says, ‘Senator Clinton, you were offended by comments that were made on [DNCTV], and in the wake of that, I heard from some of the people on your staff who say to their surprise, they actually think that Fox News is giving you a better break than [DNCTV.] What’s your perception?’
HILLARY: Well, there’s some independent study that my staff sent me. We didn’t do it. But it was some independent study which seems to suggest that. But in terms of, you know, the fairness of the coverage, you know, look I’m a mom first, I’m a candidate second. And, you know, I really am troubled by this pattern of behavior and comments that you hear. This is like the third time they’ve had to apologize and there are a lot of things that they haven’t had to apologize for that might have merited one, so I wish they would take a look at, you know, some of the pattern of demeaning comments that are made on their network.
RUSH: I will say what I said yesterday. Has Mr. Clinton, has your husband apologized to Monica Lewinsky for real abuse of a woman? Has he apologized to Kathleen Willey? Come on, Mrs. Clinton, this is a big stretch. You’re a mom first and a candidate second? By the way, Chelsea, she’s old enough to run for Congress out there. She’s 28 years old, and she’s speaking now. She’s calling up these super delegates. Let’s just stay in order here on the audio sound bites. This is in Milwaukee at a Hillary campaign rally with Chelsea, unidentified guy says, ‘What makes Senator Clinton’s health care plan the best plan?’
CHELSEA: I’m proud that she stood up for health care before it was fashionable and I’m proud that what she’s proposing now reflects the lessons that she’s learned. But if you have health care and you’re not happy with it, like me, who has employer provided health care, but I’m not happy with it, and if you are one of the 100 million who are uninsured at some point throughout the year, because we talk a lot about the 47 million who are chronically uninsured —
CHELSEA: — but there are more than twice that number who at some point don’t have health insurance throughout a year, you’ll be able to buy into the congressional health plan.
RUSH: She’s got health coverage, she’s not happy with it. She works at a hedge fund or something, it’s a hedge fund, right? Some Wall Street entity. And she admits here that she’s got health care, but she’s not happy with it. So now we’re up to a hundred million who are uninsured at some point throughout the year, and now 47 million chronically uninsured, that’s like a disease. We got the acute uninsured. We got the chronic uninsured. Chelsea now speaks. This is also quite telling. Have you noticed Clinton’s nowhere around. He might have surfaced yesterday. But Clinton, you haven’t been able to find him. All of a sudden Chelsea’s now speaking, and Hillary’s out there saying she’s a mom first. Here’s another portion of Chelsea’s remarks, saying that her mother is more fiscally conservative than her father and Bush.
CHELSEA: Well, I don’t think that you should vote for my mom because of my father. I don’t think you should vote against her because of my father. But how would she be different? On so many fronts. We’re talking about fiscal responsibility and my mother is more fiscally conservative than my father, and certainly this president. And on health care, I think that she learned a lot through trying to achieve health care the first time that really has enabled her to articulate a plan that will be politically viable while covering everyone.
RUSH: By the way, I slipped up here, folks. Mrs. Clinton, I want to apologize. I commented on what your daughter said, and I know she is off limits. I’m sorry. I mean, everybody apologizes when they say something about Chelsea. We played Chelsea’s comment there, and I sort of lampooned her characterization of the chronically uninsured, and the fact that she’s not happy with her health care. Some people could construe that to be critical of Chelsea Clinton, which is not permitted. I wasn’t even thinking about it. I just should have played the sound bites and not commented, and I officially apologize on behalf of the broadcast engineer, on behalf of Cookie, who gave me the sound bites. I want to apologize to Fast Eddie who had nothing to do with it, but he came in and laughed. We are terribly, terribly sorry, Mrs. Clinton, well I am. I will apologize for myself. I wouldn’t call it a pattern of abuse here. (interruption) I know she’s 28 years old, but you know the rules, and we violated the rules here, and I want to be thought of at least as fair and balanced as Fox, in Mrs. Clinton’s eyes.
RUSH: Shona, Endicott, New York, nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Well, Mr. Limbaugh, how nice it is to talk to you. I’m going to get nervous now, but I was going to comment about Hillary’s comment about controlling Bill. She said it a couple times and it’s often made me think, the best thing we could come up with in our household was she’s going to banish him or something, or divorce him, because there’s no way you can control somebody.
RUSH: Hmm. Hmm. The question, if you’re just joining us, Mrs. Clinton promised people, she said, we can’t predict the future, but I can assure you there will not be any more Bill scandals when I’m in the White House. And I had to ask, I can’t explain this. I asked the women in this audience to call. Shona happens to be the first one that got through on this. What in the world could somebody like Hillary do to assure us there will be no more Bill scandals, when Bill’s whole life is a scandal? (interruption) I know it doesn’t mean he’s not going to do anything. What is she saying, that’s he’s not going to get caught, the press isn’t going to report it? Is that what she’s saying? They’ll keep it quiet. They can’t run that risk. She’s assured us it won’t happen. So what Shona is saying, the only way that you can assure people it isn’t going to be a problem is if you divorce him and he gets into a scandal and she’s got nothing to do with it because they’re divorced. But I don’t see that. I don’t see that. But I’d be appreciative if any of you other babes want to take a stab at this when we get back tomorrow.