GLENN: It is Monday and I have to tell you I’m about to lose my frickin’ mind here with some of the news that’s going on from Obama coming out and, "I’m a Christian, I pray to Jesus, I pray to Jesus, I pray to Jesus, look at me, praying to Jesus." Why is this even an issue? And why is it that Barack Obama can say on one night during a — during the last debate that he believes Senator Clinton and a couple of days later they blame the Clintons for releasing the pictures. And yet nobody pays attention to it. Why is it that Barack Obama’s wife can come out and say leave corporate America? In some of the most hypocritical statements I think I’ve ever read and yet the press gives her a pass. Why is it that Gloria Steinem is not leading the news today? She’s leading it here. Gloria Steinem, in a speech for Hillary Clinton, "Women for Hillary." How about people for Hillary! How about Americans for Hillary! Can we stop dividing ourselves? She belittled John McCain. Let me make this clear. I’m not a John McCain supporter but I tell you I’m coming this close to defending the guy I am clearly going to defend him on this one but I mean, as a candidate I can’t take it anymore. This is so unbelievably out of bounds. She talked about John McCain, how he had been put in a bamboo cage for five and a half years. The man can’t even comb his hair. His arms were ripped out of the sockets so many times, he can’t lift his arms up past his shoulders and she belittles it. "This is supposed to be a qualification for President of the United States? I don’t think so." Really? You don’t think so? That doesn’t tell you anything about a man’s character at all. Will you put your life at stake for your country? Will you crack under pressure? Are you a man of courage? Yeah, I think having my arms pulled out of the sockets over and over and over again while I live in a bamboo cage for five and a half years, I think that says a lot about somebody. Now, what you do with the rest of your life, I’ve told you, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times I don’t care what happened during the Vietnam War. It’s over. It’s ancient history. But a guy who’s been kept in a bamboo cage, you’re going to take that on and you’re going to belittle that and you’re going to say it makes no difference in forming a man’s character? I got news for ya. It forms a man’s character. It changes a man’s life. Quite honestly, I mean, I’ve mentioned this before. I’m concerned about John McCain’s temper. Well, where do you think his temper came from? Oh, I don’t know. Probably from having his arms ripped out from his sockets while living in a bamboo cage for five and a half years! Then she goes off on this antimilitary rant. I can’t take these people anymore. She actually starts in: First of all, suppose that John McCain would have been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had been captured, shot down and was a P.O.W. for eight years living in a bamboo cage. Reporters would ask, what did you do wrong? What terrible things did you do while you were captive for eight years?
Are you kidding me? If they would have shot down a female prisoner, do I need to remind you about the girl from West Virginia that the whole country stopped so we could go and save? Do you think it would be less? Do you think we would actually be sitting here? You pinhead. Do you think we would actually be sitting here going, "Well, look at the way she was dressed." If she were Joan McCain… stop it. You self-centered, self-righteous socialist, out-of-control, dangerous, man-hating bitch. Shut your mouth. We might have bought into this crap in the 1960s because too many people were doing LSD. We’re not on LSD anymore. You need to start making sense.
Then she goes on to say, "I’m just glad that Hillary Clinton wasn’t trained to kill people." Really? You’re glad? Yeah, yeah. "Well, I don’t need the President of the United States to be a killer, as you would call them. I would call them a member of our military." You’re glad that Hillary Clinton wasn’t trained to kill people. "I’m just glad John McCain was trained to kill people." Really? So you hate the military that much? I’m really glad we have people who are trained to kill people and also have enough restraint to kill the right people and not just people who piss them off.
I have profound respect for the military. I for one, Gloria Steinem, am glad we have people who are trained to kill people because to quote, probably a very good friend of yours, Jack Nicholson, "We need people on that wall." And I’d like people on that wall who are trained to kill people because I’ve got news for you. There were people outside in the world and in here in the country that are trying to kill us. I’d like to have a gun or two. I’d like to make sure we have a military. What do you say? You know what, here’s an idea. Let’s put people without training, without training at all to kill people. Let’s put them up on the wall to guard us, to keep us safe. Let’s put them up there. You know what? Let’s put you on the wall, Gloria Steinem? We’ll put you on the wall because you are such an out-of-control, crazy bitch that you’ll scary everybody away! We won’t need any guns! We’ll just put you in… "I ain’t going near Gloria Steinem; she’s crazy." Maybe that would solve the problem, Gloria, but thanks for stopping by. I miss the Sixties. I really do. Let’s smoke a pound of dope sometime, shall we? Jeez.
Stu, I think today’s going to be a day I’m going to pop a blood vessel.