RUSH: Lee, or Leah, not sure which, Greenville, South Carolina, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s Leah, your six-year-old daughter from South Carolina. I just thought I’d wish you a happy birthday.
RUSH: (Laughing.) Alright, with whom are you my daughter?
CALLER: Biologically I’m 37, but Limbaughlogically I was born into the Limbaugh family a little over six years ago.
RUSH: I’m glad you cleared this up with me. Did you and Snerdley kind of cook this up as a little trick as a way to say hello to me today?
CALLER: No, actually I thought about it a couple weeks ago. I read your autobiography and I knew your birthday was coming up, and I just thought this would be a good time to call and wish you happy birthday.
RUSH: Well, that’s awfully nice. That is very clever. You’re calling as a six-year-old daughter.
CALLER: Well, I started listening to you in November of 2000 after the election and really wasn’t too in tune with news at that point in time, and since I started listening to your show I do a whole lot more reading of current events both in US and around the world.
RUSH: How was your outlook on life changed?
CALLER: Well, at the time my father had just passed away, and I was in a job that I hated, and I just felt life was so bleak, and then after I started listening to your show I thought, “You know, maybe there is some hope, and if I just keep hanging in there and plugging away, and finding out what I’m good at, and do that I’ll be successful.”
RUSH: What’s that? What is it that you’re good at?
CALLER: I am in sales, and so I match what my company does with companies that have a need. I’m an employment service, so I find people that need jobs, and I find companies that need good workers, and I match those two things up, and I feel good about what I do at the end of the day.
RUSH: So you’re a headhunter. Are you commissioned sales?
RUSH: Well… Little do people know who aren’t in it: it’s a tough racket, but there’s tremendous financial opportunity at it.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, listen, as your daughter in South Carolina, people are always telling you that you need to have children so you can, you know, tell ’em, “Look, I already have one in South Carolina,” take the pressure off.
CALLER: But we have a great charity golf tournament here every spring up at the Cliffs of Glassy. It’s a tremendous golf course is up there. Gary Player just relocated his organization here, and if you ever come up here to play some golf, I would love to, as your daughter, take you to dinner.
RUSH: Wow. Well, who could resist an invitation to go to dinner with their daughter?
CALLER: Well, I would love to do that.
RUSH: Yeah. This is scary. The actual thought of this is scary. Not going to dinner with you, but having a daughter. Anyway…
CALLER: I promise I’m hardworking and I’m not looking —
RUSH: I’m just kidding.
CALLER: — to your house and to be one of these people that are, you know, in their thirties still living with their parents.
RUSH: You say that now.
CALLER: No, no. That’s one of my rules for dating people: I won’t date any guy who still lives with his mother.
RUSH: Amen! Amen! You have a brilliant, bright future ahead of you. Don’t change your standards.
CALLER: Well, I will keep listening to your program —
RUSH: That will help.
CALLER: — and meeting with you five days a week. Although I do feel a little hurt sometimes when you leave me in the hands of a babysitter when you’re on vacation with some of those guest hosts. You have some that are very good, but they’re still not you.
RUSH: She’s funny. This is great. Leah, I gotta run because of time. Thank you so much. All the best to you. I appreciate the call.
CALLER: Happy birthday.
RUSH: Same to you. Bye.