RUSH: This from the AP: “California’s attorney general…” (laughing) I know, everything appears funny to me. I think this is partly because I don’t watch cable news at night. I literally haven’t seen any in three weeks now. By the way, I got emails from people asking if I feel like I am not, thus, fully committed to the job, and I understand.
I mean, you might perceive that as me endeavoring to not do things I don’t like but the job requires in order to remain fully informed and competitive. And I’ve thought about that too. That’s why I’ve been running the test. Let me just ask you: I haven’t been watching cable news in three weeks. Do you people feel uninformed, ill-informed, misinformed, or less than satisfied with this program in the past three weeks? Not at all. I don’t even have wait for you to answer. I know what your answer is.
You are not feeling unhappy, dissatisfied, unsatisfied, ill-informed, misinformed, uninformed over the past three weeks. I’m just in a better mood about things. It’s not 100%. I mean, there’s still life out there and things happen that affected you. But wantonly, openly subjecting myself to things that I know are gonna infuriate me? I have decided not to do it. But doesn’t mean I don’t come across this stuff like this. “California has banned state travel to Texas and three other states over those states’ anti-LGBT laws.
“California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states yesterday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.” The Democrat attorney general is… Well, it’s spelled X-A-V-I-E-R. I’m sure after I pronounce this, Hispanic-speaking people will… (Hang on a minute, folks, while I hit a screen saver. Half of my life on this show is hitting screen savers.) His named is X-A-V-I-E-R. I’m gonna pronounce it Xavier. What’s gonna happen is I’m gonna get emails from Hispanic people, “No! It’s Javier. Get it right.”
So I’ve covered it both ways. Last name Becerra. He “added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted.” What do you think? Do you think Eric Holder might be behind this? He’s thinking about running for president on the Democrat ticket in 2020. I don’t know if it’s a violation interstate commerce. Can a state tell its own employees they can’t go to another state if they’re traveling on state money? Guess so.
RUSH: What did I tell you? I just got an email, “It’s ‘Javier.’ It’s not Xavier Becerra.” All right, I gave it a shot both ways. It’s X-A-V-I-E-R. The normal way I was taught pronunciation, it is it’s Xavier with a Z. “Oh no!” I predicted I would hear from Hispanic-speaking people: “No, no, no. It’s Javier.” Okay, so it’s Javier. I didn’t mean to insult the guy.