RUSH: By the way, we have a new premium for new subscribers at Rush 24/7 and the Limbaugh Letter: a Rush for Peace mug in honor of my Nobel Peace Prize nomination. It is not in the EIB Store yet. It requires a renewal or a new subscription, and I’m already getting complaint e-mails about this.
?How come I can’t just buy one? I’m already a subscriber.?
It’s called marketing. This is not new to us here at the EIB Network. We have always used premiums to entice new subscribers, and that’s what this is. We still have the T-shirts that you can go to the EIB Store and get without a subscription. They also commemorate my nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, and of course the Club Gitmo line of licensed merchandise is still thriving. So there’s a lot of stuff. The mugs are popular, and I understand some of the frustration.
?I just subscribed last month!”
“I just renewed!?
Well, it’s just the way things happen. I sympathize. I really sympathize with you. (interruption) What do you mean, I “don’t sound too sympathetic”? I’m trying to be honest. I’m not going to sit here and say, ?Oh, I feel so sorry for you,? or anything like that. I want to be honest and explain the policies and the procedures here.
We’re not trying to exclude anyone. I shouldn’t even mention it. I just shouldn’t. Because all that happens is that people want to know why people who have recently renewed, have to renew again in order to get the mug. These things happen spontaneously. This are not scheduled. We didn’t have a big meeting at the end of last year and say, ?Okay, on the week of February 26th we’re going to introduce a Nobel Peace Prize mug,? because we didn’t know at the end of last year that I was going to be nominated for that prestigious prize. I wanted to address this because I’m getting a lot of people expressing some upset over this.