RUSH: We’ll start in Memphis with Chris. Nice to have you.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Mega US Air Force dittos to you. It’s an honor.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. I appreciate that.
CALLER: Hey, I think we need to take a little bit of time here to thank Barack Obama for bringing about the change that we’ve been hoping for.
CALLER: Had he picked Clinton, we would have Sarah Palin, and he may have single-handedly breathed 12 years of life into the conservative movement that he didn’t intend to, which I think the irony is just beautiful.
RUSH: That’s an interesting perspective you’ve got out there, Chris. I have to applaud you for that. Had he chosen Hillary, yeah, we’d have gotten Lieberman or somebody. You know what I think is funny? All these people talk about how long is it going to be before McCain has to dump her. You know, they’re thinking about at the Obama campaign, ‘We gotta get Hillary on here somehow. We gotta.’ Believe me, when CNN starts asking people about it, a lot of other people are thinking about it besides CNN.
CALLER: Well, you know, I just additionally I really appreciate him because him being a change agent like he is, you know, he just really…
CALLER: He really did infuse a lot of change into this campaign. But my wife, she said she had to get a point in here, too. She said, ‘You know, the new face of conservatism might be wearing a skirt and makeup.’
RUSH: (laughter) And lipstick!
RUSH: All right, Chris. That’s great. Obama: Finally, change we can believe in. (laughing) I just love turning all this back on these people. I loved Rudy Giuliani last night. Rudy was as good as I have heard him, and he had a smile on his face the whole time — and his teleprompter screwed up. Rudy was fabulous last night. Fred Thompson was great. This thing has just exceeded everybody’s expectations.
Muskegan, Michigan. A sad day in Michigan today as the mayor of Detroit has had to quit. He’s going to go to jail for 120 days and be fined some money, admitted to two felonies. So he’s going to have to seek future elective office in Washington, perhaps as mayor there. Bob in Muskegan, welcome to the program.
CALLER: Mega Iraq war dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir. Thank you very much.
CALLER: I was calling because I watched the Palin speech, and it was magnificent. And the thing that’s going to, I think, surprise a lot of people is when the media goes after this woman because she dares to be a woman who is successful and is not a liberal. She’s a feminist, but she’s pro-life, pro gun. She has children. She loves her husband. I think John McCain won by putting her on the ticket.
RUSH: No question. There’s another factor about her that you have to remember Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal pointed this out today. The one thing that will never be said of Sarah Palin is that she’s a victim. Hillary Clinton makes herself a victim and tries to play on that. Other women, a lot of liberal feminism is based on victimhood. A lot of liberalism period is based on victimhood. Sarah Palin does not go into victim mode. In fact, she doesn’t complain. She just doesn’t seem to complain. Yep. She fights back, is the point. She doesn’t take it. I’ll tell you what, as a mother with five kids, she’s not going to sit here and watch those kids be destroyed by these little gnats in the media.