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RUSH: You know, folks — (laughing) — if I were advising Sarah Palin — (laughing) — starting with her next speech, I’d have her take out a white cloth handkerchief. I’d have her wipe off her lipstick. I’d have her say, ‘There, now I’m just a pit bull.’ And then I’d have her give the speech. The dam may have busted, ladies and gentlemen. Biden said yesterday electing Sarah Palin would be a step backwards for women. He has commented on her looks. Obama had a top financial finance guy say that Palin was irresponsible for running for vice president, even though she’s already a governor, because she has a family. We’ve got tape, Biden in Missouri yesterday, Columbia, Missouri, at a campaign rally telling a guy in the wheelchair to stand up, ‘Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see you!’ Wait ’til you hear this. Barry is melting. (laughing) It’s another Joe Biden blunder. (doing Biden impression) ‘Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see you. Oh, oh, okay, everybody stand up for Chuck.’ (laughing) Here’s The Messiah melting down yesterday.

OBAMA: You can put, uh, lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig. (cheers) You know, you can, uh, you know, you can, uh, you — you — you can wrap an old fish in a — in a piece of paper and call it change, it’s still going to stink after eight years. We’ve had enough of the same old thing. It’s time to bring about real change to Washington.

RUSH: Now, here’s Obama’s problem. He got out there today at a school in Virginia, and he denied that this had anything to do with Sarah Palin. The problem is the crowd cheered and laughed like crazy. They knew, or they thought, anyway, that it was about Palin, that lipstick on a pig remark, because of this Sarah Palin joke that she has been telling since the convention.

PALIN: I love those hockey moms. You know, they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.

RUSH: Well, now, how can anybody think that Obama wasn’t referencing Palin here? I kind of like seeing the tables turn on these guys. This is the kind of stuff they usually do to me but now the tables are turned on old Barry. I think the truth is, you can put lipstick on a community organizer, but it still doesn’t make him presidential material. If we want to play this game, we’re going to play the game with them. One thing we know about Obama’s statement for sure, Democrats will tax the pig, they will tax the lipstick, and then they’ll say it’s okay to marry the pig because it’s just a lifestyle choice. Greetings, my friends, and welcome. It’s the Rush Limbaugh program and the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. Telephone number here, 800-282-2882. E-mail address is ElRushbo@eibnet.com.

I think Obama needs to start smoking again. I think he’s losing his way. I think he looks bedraggled. I think he looks tired out there. He is off his game. This is a cheap nightclub comic act now. The only thing missing is the rimshot, you know, after he delivers his little punch lines. He needs to go out with the drink in his hand and the cigarette like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., used to do, Flip Wilson, and have a drummer out there for rimshots. I mean, he is melting down right before our very eyes. Now, the Obama talk, ladies and gentlemen, that was not to the people, it was to the media to give them cover. He said he wants to talk about real issues, that his real policies have changed. Like energy, where he changed his energy policy on drilling. Like taxes, where he changed his tax increase policy ’til after the recession. Like Iraq, where he’s changing his complete withdrawal.

Now, if I were to say something like this, anyone with pig’s ears shouldn’t throw pig slurs, why would anybody think I was making a direct attack on Obama? Hmm? I’m just illustrating a point here. You want to see the wide-eyed fear on the looks of my staff on the other side of the glass. I’m just making a point. If I were to sit here and say, folks, just off the cuff, why would anybody with pig ears throw pig slurs, why would anybody assume I’m talking about Obama? I don’t know why people would come up with that.


RUSH: Remember, ladies and gentlemen, when the Iraqis went to vote they raised up purple fingers with great, great pride. When American women go to vote, they should raise lipstick red middle fingers. That’s what they ought to do here because of this pig lipstick comment. Maybe women and men who are the sons, daughters, fathers, brothers of women, you know, Biden’s out there insulting women, and here’s Obama now directly insulting Sarah Palin. People with pig ears shouldn’t throw pig slurs. Politics may have changed forever here, folks, and we’ve gone now from red states and blue states to red states and lipstick red states. It’s just too much. Now, here’s Barry today, a tense and arrogant Barry in meltdown addressing the pig lipstick comment.

OBAMA: I want to say a few words about the latest made-up controversy by the John McCain campaign. What their campaign has done this morning, uh, is the same game that has made people sick and tired of politics in this country. Uh, they seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw up an outrageous ad because they know that it’s catnip for the news media.

RUSH: Yeah. Some people thought he handled this pretty well. I happened to watch this, and I actually think he could have done himself a little bit better not apologizing. You know, you don’t apologize in situations like this, but he could have been a little bit more definitive. He did say, ‘I was talking about McCain’s economic plan,’ but if you listen to what he said in cut one, he didn’t just insult Palin, he insulted McCain. He referred to McCain as a dead fish, a dead old fish. Now, folks, this is a mean guy. Don’t forget, this is the guy in a debate with Mrs. Clinton, flipped her off, flipped her the bird by virtue of scratching his face that way, and the audience that saw it laughed. This guy gets a pass at being a sophisticated elitist nice guy, but I mean this guy is a Chicago thug politician as identified by somebody who would know, and that would be Bill Clinton. Now, here is Obama explaining himself and then, as The Messiah, declaring enough.

OBAMA: I’m talking about John McCain’s economic policies. I say there’s more of the same. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. And suddenly they say, ‘Oh, you must be talking about the governor of Alaska.’ See, it would be funny, it would be funny except of course the news media decided that that was the lead story yesterday. This is what they want to spend two out of the last 55 days talking about. Enough. I don’t care what they say about me, but I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and Swift boat politics. Enough is enough.

RUSH: Swift boat politics? So, anyway, there’s Barry attacking his base, the media, blaming them for this, for basically broadcasting what he did say. Now, Obama went on to say that he wants to get this campaign back to issues. Barry, you can do it, but you don’t have much to say. The problem is he cannot talk about issues because he doesn’t have any. He is an empty suit. He is running on platitudes and nothings and so forth.


RUSH: I want to go back to audio sound bite number one here, with Obama and the ‘lipstick on a pig’ comment. Forget for a moment who he’s talking about, what he’s talking about. I just want you to listen to it within the context of ‘Does this man sound presidential? Does he sound disciplined?’ I think he’s coming unhinged right before our eyes. You don’t hear McCain and Palin saying intemperate things that could be interpreted in incorrect ways and so forth. There’s just far more discipline with both of them. Listen to this.

OBAMA: You can put, uh, lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig. (cheers) You know, you can, uh, you know, you can, uh, you — you — you can wrap an old fish in a — in a piece of paper and call it change, it’s still going to stink after eight years. We’ve had enough of the same old thing. It’s time to bring about real change to Washington.

RUSH: There’s that comment again, ‘You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change.’ See, I think that’s about McCain. I think this is calculated. All that aside, he just does not sound presidential. He sounds thin-skinned, very, very intemperate. He just stutters, doesn’t sound confident. This is not good. I guarantee you, Democrats are starting to worry. They’ve been worried for a long time here, but I think they’re getting serious about it now. Here is last night on the NBC Nightly News. The reporter, Lee Cowan, who is traveling with Obama reported this.

COWAN: An Obama rally the crowd actually started chanting, ‘No more pit bulls!’ Pretty sarcastic reference to that lipstick joke that Sarah Palin made at the GOP convention.

RUSH: All right, now, this is the same day. This is last night. This is the same day that Obama makes the ‘lipstick on a pig’ joke and his crowd is out there chanting, ‘No more pit bull!’ So it is very obvious that his crowd knew. They laughed and they applauded his joke. They did not think it was just the standard used political cliche, that is overused by politicians of all stripes. However, his audience — and this is his problem on this — his audience laughed. They loved it, and they started shouting, ‘No more pit bull.’ So, we’re watching a meltdown here I think of seismic proportions. People don’t want to refer to that yet, and of course anything can change overnight in politics.

But you go back and you contrast this version of Barack Obama with the version of Barack Obama in January and February when he was making all these platitudinous speeches and people were fainting, and we were told he was drawing crowds of 25 to 50,000 people. We were not told that he had a lead-in act of a rock band at some of these events. But people didn’t care what he was saying. He was always on teleprompter. You go back and you listen to some of his debate performances and so forth, and you realize he was living and feeding off of his speeches up to the time that he started the debates, and if you look at the electoral process in the Democrat primaries, the bloom was off the Obama rose in March.

Once the week of the Ohio and Texas primaries arrived and then Operation Chaos he went into gear, the bottom fell outta his campaign. Now, here’s a guy, by the way, and he says, ‘Well, I’m tired. Enough of this, making a big stink of it.’ This guy, when he is undisciplined he lets loose with what he really thinks, as in San Francisco with the bitter clinger comment on guns, religion, and this sort of thing. This is a characteristic. We had a great call yesterday from a guy who had been a college professor for 40 years, and he described the people that come out of East Coast elite universities like Harvard. He said, ‘When it is said that they have a great education, it’s a terrible mistake. It is not a great education; it is indoctrination.’

And basically who those people come out of there with is membership in a very elite club, and they meet people in school, they meet alumni; and they become part of elite, sophisticated club where people are trained for government service and this kind of thing. They network. They’ve always got job opportunities. But they do not know the real world. And what Sarah Palin is demonstrating here among many other things is that you do not have to come out of an Ivy League university in order to lead this country. You can lead this country from a small state like Alaska, in terms of population, small town where she was mayor. So much, so many political assumptions, so much of the conventional wisdom about American politics has been stood on its head, turned upside-down by the arrival of Sarah Palin. Even McCain has more pep in his speeches and more pep in his step.

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