RUSH: But I was just thinking of something. We were just talking amongst ourselves here in the break. Don Lemon may have unlocked the door for Adrian Peterson, in terms of winning back the affection of the American people and getting the media off his back, and maybe even the legal system.
Don Lemon said on CNN last night that when he was speaking in favor of corporal punishment two days ago, he actually was unaware of the roots. He became aware after his first statement of support for corporal punishment, and to explain why it may be valuable and why it may work in the African-American community. Somebody got to him, and last night he said that it can be traced to the slave master.
“Especially for me as an African-American, the question is: Where did you learn corporal punishment from? Was that learned from the slave master?” Well, Adrian Peterson, are you listening to this, buddy? Here it is. It’s been hand-delivered to you on a silver platter. All you have to do is say you were trying to do exactly what the guy on CNN was trying to. He was trying to validate the way he had been raised.
He turned out great! Look at him. He’s on CNN. You turned out great. You’re on Minnesota Vikings. And then you learned! You thought corporal punishment was okay, but when you found out it was actually traced back to the slave masters, you disavow it. You’re not gonna have anything more to do with it.
It could work.
It could make the media less inclined to come after you, buddy.
Think about it.