RUSH: Diane in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I’m glad you waited, I appreciate your patience, and welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi. Thanks, Rush. It’s an honor to speak to you, sir.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: I am a little nervous, though. I haven’t been able to listen to you as much recently. I’ve been listening to you since ’92.
CALLER: And I love hearing you talk about yourself. You are such an inspiration to me. I use you as an example to my boys. I love hearing everything. I love when you talk about your trips, your home, your life, and I fear today you might not do that anymore? I’m shaking. What’s going on?
RUSH: Well, I really got a lot of grief yesterday, Diane, from a couple of people who said I was getting rude, and one guy said that I’ve really changed in the last month, all I do is talk about myself, I’m too self-absorbed. I asked him for examples. He said, ‘Well, golf and Hawaii and cigars.’ I just started talking about those things this month? I’ve been talking about those things for years.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: People say I am unresponsive to criticism, and that I do not listen to the critics and I should because the critics are just trying to be helpful.
RUSH: So I figured I’m gonna come in here today with a new policy of being less self-absorbed, which means talking less about myself.
CALLER: No. You can’t do that.
CALLER: Please. What will we do? How will we learn?
RUSH: I know, but…
CALLER: You’re such inspiration to many of us.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. That’s very kind. Well, I’ll take your suggestion under advisement.
CALLER: I think you should. And is it true you’re coming to Philadelphia?
RUSH: Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. Yes.
CALLER: Oh, did I say something I shouldn’t have said?
RUSH: No, it’s too late now. We can’t go back on the airwaves and pull it outta there.
CALLER: I haven’t been listening, and I just heard it this morning, and I was panicking. I was like, ‘I must have heard that wrong.’ I didn’t know.
RUSH: I think it’s October the 11th.
CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m going to look into that.
RUSH: It will be fun.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: Thanks, Diane, very much. I appreciate it.