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Glenn: So, here's the latest on Joe Lieberman. Joe Lieberman is still standing fast at this hour, but, I mean, they're throwing everything a him, everything good, we'll make it all -- what do you want, Joe? What do you want? What do you want? I want gold-plated streets in Connecticut. They would give them to Connecticut. The question is: Why? What are they getting in return except power? So, gee Lieberman at this hour is still standing fast of the how long that lasts remains to be seen. I hope, Joe Lieberman -- I mean this sincerely -- fall to your knees and pray that Joe Lieberman is strengthened and so are those who are all around him. The temptation and the pressure coming to these people standing against health care is enormous, absolutely enormous. Here's what they're doing to his wife today. They are trying to force her from a charitable board, the Breast Cancer Awareness Board that she serves on, because her husband is against universal health care. So, they're trying to force her off of this board. Let me just make sure I have this right. The people who told women not to get mammograms are trying to force off the board of directors, the woman who stands by the guy who says, you know, maybe she shouldn't be the one making the decision.
Maybe we should let the private doctors and the women make the decision on mammograms. If they get away with forcing this woman off of that board, if that board allows her to be forced off the board, if they -- if they say, we've got to distance ourself from her, not a dime. I mean, we as individuals need to understand who we're playing with and who's folding under the pressure, because it's time for people of character, it's time for people -- I've got to tell you. I recorded a show last next, because all next week I'm on vacation, but we've recorded these great shows. Next week the shows that you're going to see are some of my favorite shows we've done and I can't believe it because I'm, like, I'm going to be away. I'm not going to be able to watch it. We did a show last night where I talked about -- and I've talked about it on the radio -- when Raphe said to me -- we were reading some scriptures and I don't remember who the Bible hero was, but I said, What a hero, huh? And he said -- he looked at me just perplexed, my five-year-old son, No. And I said, why not? And he said, He can't fly. So, I had one of the guys who's written for Superman, he is one of the guys who wrote Superman in the comic books and I had a couple of other people there that are writing about heroes. It is the most fascinating show because it starts out with what are real heroes, etc., etc. By the half-hour break, maybe by 20 minutes into it, we were all talking about George Washington. Here are four men that were telling stories about George Washington, four men who, unbeknownst to each other, two of them are writing a book on George Washington and all four of them have found George Washington to be the ultimate American hero in the last year. I asked the audience, I said, who here is reading about the founding fathers and rediscovering the founding fathers right now? I believe every hand in the audience went up. Then I asked the question, who was reading anything or reading the Constitution, even, or any of the founding documents or any -- about any of the founders a year ago? Four people.
There is a renaissance happening in America. America is looking for a hero and we're not looking for Spiderman. We're looking for actual people that are willing to self-sacrifice who are willing to lose money, to lose position, to lose life, fortune, and sacred honor. That is what America is looking for. Pray that Joe Lieberman and those who are not yet courageous enough to come out, they need Joe Lieberman to be the point man, pray that somehow or the other, whether it is because of the ministry of angels and the founders themselves come down and keep pushing them into who they really are, pray that these men and women find the ability to mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor, because that's what it's going to take and I tell you, it's going to take that in you, as well. It's why I've been saying I am both excited for next year and, quite honestly, terrified of next year because of the direction I'm going. People think that they know where I'm headed and they are going to be quite surprised. It's not going to be a less controversial place than what they think, but it is going to be a different place. I am excited because I feel I have, I feel I know where we need to go. I'm nervous, not because of anything but my gut and my gut tells me -- I'm really bad at time. So, I don't know when, but my gut tells me that those who are willing to stand and are willing to lead -- and I don't put me in that, I put the you in that -- are going to come under tremendous, tremendous pressure, and so are your neighbors and the ones I'm really afraid about are your neighbors, because they don't yet know who you are. Remember who we are. Remember who we are. I've been telling you for over a year, please, read history. Know what you believe. Don't be weak in anything. Know who you are. Know that you can weather every storm.
Next hour I want to share with you a story of a friend of mine I told you about a year ago. He was a friend that first threw me up against a wall and then, about two weeks later, nearly punched me in the face. He stayed with me at my house last weekend, he and his wife. I want to tell you the conversation, the update from a year ago. It's an essential story, I think, to see what possibly is happening in your life soon and an essential story to know and remember who we are.