RUSH: Trump is expected to tap Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is a member of the Republican leadership in the House. She’s from the state of Washington. Trump is expected to pick her to lead the interior department.
Now, listen to what the Wall Street Journal says, how they characterize this. “Ms. McMorris Rodgers, a senior member of the House of Representatives, if confirmed by the Senate, would lead Mr. Trump’s efforts to open up federal lands and waters to fossil-fuel development and reverse environmental policies the Obama administration has pursued over the past eight years.”
I sure as hell hope so. But let me tell you what I think this really is. Can I tell you what I think this really is? I think this is the cabinet pick that Trump is giving Reince Priebus. I think Reince is being permitted to pick a member of the cabinet, and this is his pick, and so now the Republican establishment can stop pushing Mitt or whoever else it is they want because this is the establishment pick. That’s what I think this is. She may be imminently qualified, too, I don’t know.
I just find it fascinating the way the Wall Street Journal and everybody thinks they’re, you know, on our side of things. “Ms. Rodgers would lead Mr. Trump’s efforts to open up federal lands and waters to fossil-fuel development.” You gotta understand, saying that is like showing Dracula the cross.
RUSH: I did a little look see into Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who I believe is the Reince Priebus cabinet pick. (interruption) No, no. And I’m not being critical of it. I actually think Trump has given Reince Priebus — who’s his chief of staff and is from the GOP Establishment — a cabinet pick, and she’s Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She comes from the Republican establishment. This is supposed to appease the establishment types who may be the ones pushing Romney. That we don’t know. Trump’s interest in Romney may be genuine, too.