RUSH: Greetings my friends and welcome. It’s Rush Limbaugh, and our anniversary date (staff singing), 1st of August, starting our 27th year, the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. (clapping) And here is the anniversary cake that has just been presented to me by the staff. What a shock. What an absolute surprise. Could have seen this coming. You know how I knew it was coming? Because every year I ask for it not to be done. But I understand. I’m getting to the point now I appreciate it. I thank you all very much.
I’ll blow out the two candles (blowing candles out). I made a wish and the wish will now come true and there is the cake. Everybody saw the cake on the Dittocam. So there it is. Close-up shot. Here is the card presented by the staff. I have yet, of course, to open it.
It’s a white trash cake, my favorite cake. Simple white cake. Publix. Yessirree, Bob.
We’re starting our 27th year, 26th anniversary, no big deal. We did a big deal on the 20th. A little bit of a big deal on the 25th. Twenty-six is just another year. But for some reason, when I think that I’m starting my 27th year, for some reason 27 seems a lot bigger than 26. Twenty-seven, that’s a long time. And No. 1 throughout that entire period, over a quarter of a century. Numero uno.
And you know why that is? That’s because of all of you who have been unwavering in your support of this program and have been there day in and day out and admit it when anyone asks. I cannot tell you how much that means. You will never know. The degree of success that I have had in my life that is expressly due to all of you is overwhelming. My parents, if they were alive, would not believe my life. And not just because I didn’t graduate from college. They wouldn’t believe it because in their day this kind of thing was something that happened to just a rare few number of people, and it was odds more than anything else.
But it has been just a dream come true. Every day is an adult Christmas for me. And I really, I really wish everybody could enjoy the same. I wish everybody could experience it. It’s one of these things, if I could pass it out or give it away, believe me, I would.