RUSH: Moving on, Senator Clinton yesterday did something last night that she almost never does, she apologized. Once she started, she didn’t seem to be able to stop. We’ll start here with her appearance before the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which, by the way, is a group of more than 200 black community newspapers across the country. Here is a portion of what she said.
HILLARY: I rejected what she said and I certainly do repudiate it and regret deeply that, you know, it was said. Obviously she doesn’t speak for the campaign, she doesn’t speak for any of my positions, and she has resigned from being a member of my very large finance committee.
RUSH: Okay. So Hillary is starting to apologize now to black journalists. She’s thrown Geraldine Ferraro under the bus, overboard, whatever you want to say. She did not reject what she said at first. It doesn’t matter what now happens to Geraldine Ferraro because the bottom line is, it’s out there, just like Obama was selling drugs, not just using them, all these other insults about Obama that they got out there. So it’s out there now, Geraldine Ferraro put it out there. Here’s more of Hillary before the same group last night in Washington.
HILLARY: I am sorry if anyone was offended. It was certainly not meant in any way to be offensive. And I think that we can be proud of both Jesse Jackson and Senator Obama. People who go into the arena deserve our appreciation, because it is not easy being in public life, and especially running for president.
RUSH: Yeah, we can be proud of both Jesse Jackson and Senator Obama. Well, don’t think that’s a little accidental faux pas. Just now had Obama compared to the Reverend Jackson, ladies and gentlemen, who is on Obama’s side. Jesse Jackson was brought up by Bill Clinton back in the South Carolina primary days. (doing Clinton impression) ‘Well, of course, we expect Obama to win down here, you dopes. Hell, Jesse Jackson won down here, too, just a bunch of black people voting. We understand that.’ (laughing) Gotta love these people, I mean, in a strange way. One more Hillary.
HILLARY: I apologize, and I am embarrassed that our government so mistreated our fellow citizens. A natural disaster over which we have no control, it’s an act of God, happened, but it was turned into a national disgrace.
RUSH: And a state disgrace, and a local disgrace with School Bus Nagin. This is about Hurricane Katrina. Ladies and gentlemen, this program, as you know, is never planned. This program is totally governed by events. As such, we don’t do topics on this program. We don’t decide, for example, this afternoon what we’re going to talk about Friday or next week. We wait for the news to be made and then we do that. I never thought for the balance of this campaign that the next song would be relevant. But it has become relevant once again, ladies and gentlemen, the Reverend Al Sharpton. The next target, by the way, Democrat racism will be Pennsylvania, Philadelphia specifically. Details coming up, but here it is. Gotta hear it one more time.
(playing of ‘Barack the ‘Magic Negro”)
RUSH: I have but one question remaining for Senator Obama. Senator Obama, now that Senator Clinton has apologized for Geraldine Ferraro’s remarks about you, will you apologize for your pastor’s statements about whites? Will you apologize for your pastor’s statements about America? Will your pastor apologize — or will you apologize — for your pastor suggesting we got what we deserved on 9/11? Will you apologize for your pastor’s statements on Israel, or ally? Now that Hillary has apologized for Geraldine Ferraro.
RUSH: Now, I have to amend something. I said I had one final question for Barack Obama, and that final question was, ‘Will you apologize for your pastor’s hatred for America, hatred for whites, hatred for Israel?’ I need to amend it. I have one other question for Senator Obama. ‘Senator Obama, your wife has recently been quoted as saying America’s a mean nation. Your wife has recently been quoted as saying that for the first time in her life she’s proud to be an American while your candidacy is on the rise. Your wife has had many, many critical things to say about her life in this country and her future and her past. Senator Obama, could it be that your wife’s view of America has been poisoned and corrupted by your pastor? Could it be, Senator Obama, that the best thing you could do is get your wife out of that church? Unless, of course, you subscribe yourself to your pastor’s sermons and preachings.’