RUSH: Speaking of principle, ladies and gentlemen, and honor, I am seriously considering withdrawing my nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you why. If I am to win this, I’m already going to be in a club that’s got schlubs like Jimmy Carter in it. That’s bad enough. But get this. You ever heard of Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams? She ‘won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for creating a group that helped start peace talks in Northern Ireland.’ In 1992, the Texas governor, ‘Ma’ Richards, ‘appointed Betty Williams to the Texas Commission for Children and Youth.’ So she still lives in Ireland. She came back. She was in Dallas last night making a speech. She was a keynote speaker at the International Women’s Peace Conference, and she told the crowd — they had about a thousand people there — that the Bush administration ‘has been treacherous and wrong and acted unconstitutionally.’ This is a quote from her remarks: ‘Right now, I could kill George Bush. No, I don’t mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that.’
This is a Nobel Peace Prize winner from 1976. ‘She was at the Adams Mark Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas speaking at the Women’s Peace Conference. Half the crowd gave her a standing ovation after she called for Bush’s ‘removal from power.’ She then said, ‘The Muslim world right now is suffering beyond belief. Unless the president of the United States is held responsible for what he’s doing and what he has done, there’s no one in the Muslim world who will ever forgive him.’ When an audience member told Betty Williams that Vice President Cheney would become president if Bush were impeached, she said, ‘Can’t you impeach both? It’s twisted. It’s all wrong. There are so many lies being told, it’s hard to be an American and go out into the world right now.’ She started her speech by asking every member of the audience to hug everyone around them. Then she cut to what amounted to both a call for peace and a stinging rebuke of the American government.’ She calls for peace, while she then expresses a desire to be able to ‘nonviolently kill’ the president of the United States — and that is a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Well, my friends, obviously this club of Nobel Peace Prize winners is certainly a group of people around whom I would not like to associate, nor would I like to be considered in any shape, way, manner or form like them. The only problem here is that I have a thriving merchandise business with my Nobel Peace Prize coffee mug! (interruption) Ah, the agent for change. Yes, I could be the agent for change. So, anyway, the Bush Derangement Syndrome is all over the place out there, and it is spreading, and there are nutcase liberals shooting and trying to blow up Americans, people that read the left-wing Democrat blogs and so forth. Now this peace prize winner goes and advocates the nonviolent murder of George W. Bush. Oh, it’s not the first time. A movie has been made, a book has been written — and of course there’s no condemnation! There’s serious analysis. ‘Well, this is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. We must listen carefully to her thoughts. There may be something we can all learn from this.’ It just makes you puke.