On Monday Mark was behind the Golden EIB Microphone guest-hosting for Rush on America's Number One radio show. You can find a few moments from the show here.
A wide range of topics were addressed, testifying to both the remorseless sclerosis and the enduring vigor of the republic, from TSA sleepovers on the concourse at O'Hare to the first successful US penis transplant. But Mark started with The New York Times' inept hit-job on Trump's relationship with women - a story that, despite being full of supermodels, has no legs. As Steyn wondered:
How well do you have to treat women when you're running against the Clintons?
Trump's relationships with his lady friends seems an odd line of attack for the Times, given that Mrs Clinton's husband has been credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick, groped Kathleen Willey's breasts on the day she learned of her husband's death, dropped his pants to Paula Jones and told her to "kiss it" - and was recently revealed to have made, according to flight logs, at least 26 trips on the Lolita Express, the private plane of convicted pedophile and alleged sex-slave trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Mark then moved on to what to him is the broader issue - the corruption of the republic:
I was talking about corruption in this country, which gets in my nostrils, the stink of corruption, the stench of corruption, the sense that laws apply to some people and not to others.
Who is the embodiment of the descent into banana republic status? Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The Clintons' $200 million for crappy speeches and their so-called "foundation" are a squalid racket. As Mediaite reported:
Steyn began by bringing up the Clinton Foundation, which he called a barely-concealed platform for the rich and powerful to buy access under the facade of charity. "It's corrupt. It's stingily corrupt, it's obviously corrupt," he said.
That should be "stinkingly".
He bashed conservatives like Max Boot and P.J. O'Rourke who say they would likely vote for Clinton because of concerns over Trump's foreign policy. "Hillary is the embodiment of corruption and therefore the death of the republic," he argued...
"Someone on the take from Saudi princes, someone who's managed to deliver 20% of U.S. uranium into control of the Russians, someone whose husband has been credibly accused of rape and flies around with a known pedophile... and yet Hillary to these guys is who they're going to be supporting in November."
As for the current president, Steyn noted Obama's speechwriters yukking it up on PBS over their killer laugh-line:
These 12-year-old speechwriters for Obama are laughing with Charlie Rose at the ease with which they were able to put one over on the American people.
As for the ructions in the Republican Party, Steyn found any story involving secret meetings with Mitt Romney hard to stay awake through. But on balance he decided it was Captain America: Civil War for the Beltway crowd:
Captain America (Donald Trump) has gone to Avengers Headquarters in Washington for a showdown with Ryan-Man (Paul Ryan) over his plan to make America great again. Meanwhile, Rino-Man (Mitt Romney) and SuperPac-Man (Mike Murphy), who has the amazing superpower of being able to take $100 million and shrink it to a buck seventy-nine - now that their protégé Low-Energy-Man (Jeb Bush) is no more - are urging the Mighty Sasse (Ben Sasse) and the world's oldest boy-sidekick Buckeye (John Kasich), whose superpowers don't work beyond the state border, to jump into the fight against Captain America.
Captain America has the support of Newt-Man (Newt Gingrich) and the Incredible Bulk (Chris Christie) and the reformed evildoer Low-Key (Ben Carson), but which way will the Black Widow (Carly Fiorina) – she mates, she kills... which way will the Black Widow jump? Tomorrow night, Captain America has a romantic evening planned with the Scarlet Witch (Megyn Kelly)...
Mark returns to the Golden EIB Microphone Tuesday at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. Rush is back on Wednesday.