RUSH: All right, the spat between Mrs. Clinton and Barack Obama. The last time something like this happened, it was a spat between Elizabeth Edwards and Hillary, in which Elizabeth said, (paraphrasing) ‘My husband’s more of a woman than you are, Mrs. Clinton, because he cares more about women’s issues and does more about it than you do,’ and blah, blah, a little contretemps. Bill Clinton had to go on Good Morning America in sort of a demeaning appearance to defend his wife’s femininity and didn’t quite pull it off. Now he’s out there having to defend his wife against what Obama said. It’s been reported that Bill sides with Hillary, but you tell me. You listen to this. This is yesterday in Nashville, and this is Clinton talking about the Hillary-Obama riff from the debate in which Obama said he’d meet with all the thugs of the world as president, Hillary said that was naïve. This is what Bill said.
CLINTON: I don’t want to get in the middle of that little spat Hillary and Senator Obama had, but there’s more than one way to practice diplomacy. You can make up your own mind about that. The point I want to make is that they and all of our other Democrats had a vigorous agreement on the big question, which is, should we have more diplomacy. The answer is yes. Then you can parse your answers to the specific questions and decide who you think is right.
RUSH: Now, it’s being said that Bill Clinton rode to his wife’s rescue. It doesn’t sound like that to me. It sounds like, (Clinton impression) ‘I don’t want to get in the middle of that little spat, Hillary and Obama,’ but then he plunges right in and doesn’t defend her. ‘There’s more than one way to practice diplomacy, I’ll give you that. Obama could be right. Hillary could be right. The thing they both say, we need more diplomacy, then you analyze and parse that, decide who you think is right.’ Folks, this is the second time here we do not have a ringing endorsement from the former president regarding his wife. I think it’s funny. It’s fascinating, as well, ladies and gentlemen, John Edwards into the recording studio, continuing his spat with Mrs. Clinton over who’s more of a woman.
(Playing of More of a Woman Than You.)
It isn’t a secret that Hillary Clinton is a woman. It’s like I’ve always said, she puts her pants on one leg at a time like all the other guys. Last night on CNN’s Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer talking about Hillary’s cleavage with Democrat consultant Stephanie Cutter. Wolf said, ‘You’re a strategerist and a PR expert. Do you acknowledge that when Ann Lewis writes a letter like this, a fundraising letter, and puts it out on a Hillary Clinton website, that’s going to generate even more discussion of cleavage?’
CUTTER: Is it a secret that she’s a woman? Is it a secret that, you know, she’s running for president? This is not a legitimate issue in the American people’s mind. I think what it does reflect is that there was significant outrage amongst female voters across the country whether they’re liberal or conservative because I don’t think this story was liberal-conservative; I think it was just stupid.
RUSH: Yes, and it was in the Washington Post, House organ B for the Democrat Party. (interruption) What outrage? Well, there is some outrage among the feminazis, Mr. Snerdley. The general female population I don’t think is revved up about this, but the feminazis are demanding stories on the views of the male crotch. Male politicians and their crotches. They are, they’re out there, fair is fair. Look at who’s responsible for this? Who’s responsible for this? This is not difficult at all. Clinton’s responsible for this because every day of her life she wears a Mao jacket. Nine out of ten days she wears something that covers herself all the way up to the neck. Then Elizabeth Edwards comes out and says what she said about women and femininity and so forth and all of a sudden Hillary shows up on the floor of the Senate in a costume that the nation is unaccustomed to seeing her in. And why? Because compared to a Mao jacket, it had a plunging neckline. Well, of course when you have shallow culture, columnists and fashion columnists and the major newspapers, they’re going to notice this. Presidential candidate, they’re going to write about it, ‘What’s with the cleavage here?’
The Clinton campaign secretly likes this, ladies and gentlemen, because it allows them to portray her as a victim. ‘Oh, look, they’re knocking the girl again. They’re hitting the girl, this is bad. Mrs. Clinton can’t do anything without being criticized for it,’ and let’s get a fundraising letter out. They love all of this. This is entirely within the Clinton modus operandi, also known as the MO, for those of you in Rio Linda. It could also be this, folks. We never know. There’s so much going on behind the scenes we don’t know. It could well be she dressed that way on the Senate floor because she had a hot date that night.