RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, as you know, there’s a lot of news out there about Caroline Schlossberg, who is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton. Now, what we have here is a vanilla woman who, you know what, I think she’s bored. I think she’s bored, and I think she’s overcome with this family legacy business. She likes attending pointless meetings and eating lunch with other rich liberals, but now it has been uncovered by the New York Daily News that her voting record is already spotty.
‘City Board of Elections records show [Caroline Schlossberg] has failed to vote in many elections since she registered in the city in 1988 — including votes for the Senate seat she hopes to fill and numerous Democratic faceoffs for mayor. ‘It doesn’t speak to a deep-felt commitment to the electoral process,’ Baruch College political scientist Doug Muzzio said when told of [Caroline Schlossberg’s] ballot breakdowns. Records show [Schlossberg] did not pull the lever for any of her fellow Democrats in city primary races for mayor in 1989, 1993 and 1997 and 2005, which Republicans went on to win three out of four times in the general election. She was also AWOL for the primary and general elections in 1994, when Sen. Daniel Moynihan was running for reelection to the seat [Schlossberg] hopes to hold. Aides to [Schlossberg] — who Thursday said she was running in part because this is no time to ‘sit out’ — conceded Thursday night that at times the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy has done just that,’ she has sat it out.
”Caroline [Schlossberg] recognizes just how important it is to vote and has a very strong record of going to the polls,’ spokesman Stefan Friedman said. ‘She has not voted on a handful of occasions over the last two decades,” probably because her candidates didn’t need her. Well, no, it turns out they did, her candidates lost. I also saw some videotape mere moments ago. As we mentioned yesterday, Caroline Schlossberg went up to Harlem, probably stunned to know that there were streets up there north of 110th, and dined at Sylvia’s soul food restaurant with the Reverend Sharpton. Now, Caroline Schlossberg is — what was the name that Tom Wolfe gave these women in Bonfire of the Vanities? Social skeletons or something, she’s rich and she’s thin and thin rich is in. Emaciated thin rich is in. So I was stunned, I just saw some videotape with Caroline Schlossberg sitting next to the Reverend Sharpton, and she was eating voraciously, which surprised me because when you look at Caroline Schlossberg, you don’t think she focuses on eating too much. And then something else hit me. That was a major faux pas.
Ladies and gentlemen, other than what you’ve gone to a rubber chicken banquet dinner with a politician, when’s the last time you saw a politician eat on TV? They are advised never to do it. Nobody looks good eating. You know, one of the most annoying habits that gets to me most is people that smack. (Smacking lips) I’ll leave the table. I will leave a table. I mean, how can somebody be so unaware of how they sound? (smacking lips) ‘Rush, they may have dentures.’ Fine, take ’em out and gum it. (Smacking lips) The Tarrytown mob always spit their olives seeds out while at the table, there are some things that you just don’t do. (Smacking lips) I watched her, and Sharpton was not eating anything. His hand was up at his mouth and he had his chin on his hand, and she is diving in to whatever she ordered, and she looked like Henry VIII, both hands, fisting it in there. I’m thinking, this woman, she doesn’t even understand the basic. You do not allow yourself in public to be photographed eating. You just don’t. You know this instinctively.
Let’s say you’re posing for a picture around holiday time and somebody grabs you, ‘Hey, hey, sit next to Aunt Sally over there we need a picture,’ and if you’ve got your mouthful, you say, ‘Hold on, let me swallow,’ but you don’t want to be pictured with your mouth full. Social X-rays was Tom Wolfe’s term, social X-rays, you can see right through ’em. Anyway, this struck me. That’s not cool. There’s an etiquette here that’s not even understood. I guarantee her mom would never be caught eating in public.
The White House had a dinner for The Pope last summer. He didn’t show up, and they had the dinner anyway, why didn’t The Pope show up? The dirty little secret is popes do not eat in public, much less with a camera around. You just don’t do it. Well, on the campaign trail it’s a different thing, Dawn, when you’re going into these little diners and having waffles and pancakes. But even then, you are photographed in the diner, you’re photographed leaving your tip for the waitress unless you’re Hillary, you’re photographed sitting next to the cornbread with the voters in Iowa, but you don’t eat anything, and Obama was ravenous, and the press was following him into the diner and he said, ‘Can I just eat my waffle?’ He wanted them to get away so that he would not be photographed eating.
And here is Caroline Schlossberg just oblivious — and Sharpton’s looking at her like, hey, babe — I mean if anybody would be caught eating in public, it would be Sharpton. Do you realize the discipline that must have required for Sharpton? He’s in there for lunch, all of a sudden the cameras show up and he can’t eat what he’s ordered from Sylvia’s menu? Also, when it comes to Caroline Schlossberg, this is from the Seattle Times: ‘New York’s Assembly will examine whether a charity that US Senate hopeful Caroline [Schlossberg] helps run was properly granted an exemption that allows her and other officials in the organization to avoid disclosing details about their finances. Democratic Assemblyman James Brennan questions the decision by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board to exempt The Fund for Public Schools from a law aimed at airing the financial dealings of charities. [Schlossberg], who hopes to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Senate, is vice-chairwoman of the not-for-profit organization. The law requires most volunteer directors of charities working with state and municipal governments to disclose investments, outside pay and other financial connections. It was passed partly to assure that charities aren’t shadow agencies of the governments they support.’ So more questions are being raised, ladies and gentlemen, about this.