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Palin Transcript From Rush Limbaugh Today

Here. An excerpt:

RUSH: This is an attempt by the media to make you stop being who you are. What it means is, they’re really worried about the effectiveness that you have.
GOVERNOR PALIN: Well, yeah, I guess that message is they do want me to sit down and shut up. But that’s not going to happen. I care too much about this great country. Now, yes, speaking of some of those associations — and you’re right; mainstream media is not holding Barack Obama accountable — let’s talk quickly about ACORN and the unconscionable situation that we’re facing right now with voter fraud. And given the ties between Obama and ACORN and the money that his campaign has sent them and the job that he had with them in the past, Obama has a responsibility to rein in ACORN and prove that he’s willing to fight voter fraud. We called him on it.
RUSH: He’s not going to do that. He’s been paying for them.
GOVERNOR PALIN: (laughing) Yeah. Right.
RUSH: He’s not going to rein them in! This is why you guys have to have the responsibility. Obama is not going to do anything to harm himself.
GOVERNOR PALIN: Well, here’s the deal then. We call him on it again today, right, as we did almost a month ago. We reached out to Obama and we said that there has to be an effort to cooperate on potential voter fraud. That was a month ago. It wouldn’t surprise you, of course, that we haven’t received a response from back then. But again, though, calling him on it again today — and for shame if the mainstream media were to cover this one up! There’s already been too much ignorance, ignoring of, his associations with Bill Ayers and with others in the past. But this ACORN stuff, it is unconscionable.
RUSH: I don’t mean to always harp on the media here because everybody does this, but this is a true observation here. If it weren’t for the media covering up for Obama and presenting him as a person he’s not, he would be at 30% in the polls. Your odds, therefore, are formidable, the things that you and Senator McCain have to overcome in these last three weeks because you’re not only waging a race. This is my opinion. She’s not saying this, folks. I’m not trying to put words in your mouth, Governor, but you’re waging a race not just against Obama and Biden. You’re waging a race against most of the mainstream media in this country. One of the things I have to go back and ask you before we lose our time with you. It’s something that profoundly offended me. You have borne up under this well. You’re from Alaska; thrust onto the national stage. They start these attempts to destroy you, based on your apparent treasonous behavior to feminism. How did it make you feel when they said you had no business being chosen for vice president because you have a child to raise?
GOVERNOR PALIN: Oh, isn’t that something? The double standards are something else. But, you know what? If my skin isn’t thick enough to take those petty immature shots that are coming from some of them on the other side, then I have no business thinking that I could serve as vice president. And keeping it in perspective, too, Rush when you consider the true shots that actually hurt people across America — those who are worried about losing their homes, their jobs; maybe their kid or their spouse is over in the war zone, they’re worried about that person’s safety — those are the true shots that really matter in America today. So the political… (cell phone drops)

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