RUSH: Salt Lake City. Back to the phones we go. This is Ed. Greetings, sir. Great to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, sir. It’s amazing actually being with you. It’s just really great. I just have a quick observation on Hillary Clinton.
CALLER: How is it possible for the Smartest Woman in the World to be broke after leaving the White House, right? These are the same people that for eight years told us how to fix America’s economy. So something is very wrong here. So either they didn’t pay attention to their own economic experts, or they’re very incompetent to manage their own money.
RUSH: You know what? This is a very, very shrewd question you are asking. It’s a very common-sensical question that very few ask. Now, let me restate this, because there is an answer to this that people on the left would be able to snap off just like that. Basically, old Ed here wants to know, “Wait a minute! How in the world can they come out of eight years in the White House broke when they single-handedly knew exactly what to do to grow the entire US economy, at least by reputation?”
Ed, the answer — get ready for it — is sacrifice. “The Clintons gave up eight of their most productive earning years to work for you. The Clintons put themselves second, third, fourth — at the bottom of the list — to help you and every other American get rich, at their own personal expense. They didn’t earn a dime over what they were paid. Hillary was paid zilch for being first lady. Bill was paid whatever the president gets. It was sacrifice,” and that is the explanation and the answer to your question.