Rush began his summer break today, and so I was back behind the Golden EIB Microphone for Open Line Friday. Many topics came up in the course of the three hours, from the VA scandal to Hillary Clinton's use of "smart power" to the bureaucratization of dating. But we also discussed my eighth grader getting the "Obama Prize", which I think is actually called the President's Education Award or some such. They give it to almost everybody, I think - all but three or four in the class got it. It's equivalent to being a C student in Albania or whatever. Anyway, it comes with a letter from the President, which he insists is read out, and which caused a mirthless titter or two from my corner of the school gym:
Obama wrote, 'America's best days are yet to come.' That used to be the way people thought of America. That was always the expectation for 200 years. But it's hard if you're my kid's generation to take that seriously.
Too true - not with the economy contracting one per cent at home, and American retreat abroad. You can find a few more moments from today's show here. And don't forget I'll be back on the air for America's Number One radio show this Tuesday, live at 12 noon Eastern.