RUSH: The vice president at the TIME 100 Gala in New York praised America’s resilience. He said, “If the purpose of terror is to instill fear, you saw none of that in Boston.” Excuse me, folks. “If the purpose of terror is to instill fear, you saw none of that in Boston,” he said. “The only way terrorism wins is if we change our way of life, if we yield. And our message to terrorists is: You cannot break us. You cannot change us. We will never yield. We will not be intimidated.”
Now, the question is, was the vice president a little bit overindulgent in adult beverages, or was he joking? I don’t know what time the speech was. That might not be a factor anyway, but we watched a major American metropolitan area of more than one million people on lockdown. A million people were told to stay home from work, stay home from school, to shelter in place. Do not go outside. Boston’s subways, buses, cabs, even Amtrak service was halted. They canceled a Bruins game. They canceled a Red Sox game. I saw a lot of lives changed.