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RUSH: Laurie in St. Paul Minnesota, nice to have you on the program. I’m glad you called. Hi.

CALLER: Wow, Rush, Teamster dittos. It’s just an honor to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: How are you?

RUSH: Very good. Thank you very much.

CALLER: I’m good. My dearly departed brother, Bob, would be so thrilled just to know that I was talking to you. He drove out to your bake sale and had a wonderful time.

RUSH: Well, he went to Fort Collins?

CALLER: Yes, he did. And I laughed at him for driving out that far because I had never listened to you and I just believed all the hype that, oh, Rush doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and by gum, Rush, I started listening to you and it was like a light went on, so thanks very much.

RUSH: Another life changed —

CALLER: Oh, it’s just awesome.

RUSH: — by EIB.

CALLER: I probably make you look like a socialist I’m so gung-ho right wing. But, anyway, the reason I called is this morning on the radio I heard a sound bite. I’m not necessarily a sports fan, but I happened to hear the coach of the UCONN team at a press conference.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: And the reporter was asking him didn’t he think he should give part or all of his $1.5 million salary back to the public. And I’m hoping you can find this sound bite to hear for yourself. The coach absolutely ripped him a new one. What he said was, “Do you have any idea how many millions of dollars our sports programs bring into the university?” And he basically told him either to get your facts straight or get out of the room. Rush, I’m hoping you can hear this for yourself. It was absolutely fantastic.

RUSH: Our microphones were there, and we’ll find it, but I have a question, what was the context of this? I mean here you have the Final Four championship game tonight, what is this reporter asking a question about the coach’s salary for?

CALLER: Well, he’s probably just a member of the mainstream media that has the whole wealth redistributionist, union, give it back to the government mentality. I don’t really know —

RUSH: Well, but there still has to be a reason. I mean I don’t follow the Final Four, so I don’t know if the coach’s salary is already a matter of concern in Connecticut. Why would this guy be bringing it up?

CALLER: Well, I don’t think we got the full press conference, so I’m not really sure, but it riveted me how this coach really took it to the reporter. It’s like, how dare you.

RUSH: Well, it is rare. I’ll grant you, it’s rare for a high income earning individual to defend it. Most of them wimp out and chicken out and start making all kinds of excuses for it. This guy actually defended the fact he makes a million and a half —

CALLER: Absolutely. And in his voice got stronger and it almost got to an octave lower, he was getting so angry, but he was very articulate and very controlled and —

RUSH: All right, well, thanks for the heads up or the tipoff. I’m gonna look into it and find out about it. Our microphones are everywhere. We’ll have that sound bite. I want to find the context of this, too. We’ll explain it all. If there’s any mystery here to be uncovered we’ll do it.


RUSH: Okay, we got the context of the sports question. Some sniveling reporter said, “Coach, considering that you’re the highest paid state employee, and there’s a $2 billion budget deficit, do you think that you should –” and the coach didn’t even wait. He said, “Not a dime back, pal.” We have the sound bite, and we’ll let you hear it tomorrow ’cause we don’t have any time today. We’ll look forward to it.


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