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GLENN: You know, I knew this was going to happen, and it's just one but I'm sure there is others. I knew this was going to happen when I said yesterday on the air and on radio and television that, you know, the signs and the costumes have played a role, but they hurt now because of, because of the media. And you say don't let the media change you. Well, let me ask you a question. This is a this is something that my daughters and I have an argument on all the time. And let me you know what? Let me give you an example using just me. Not involving anybody else. When I first started working over at CNN, I wore jeans and a sweater and T shirt almost every day, and no consultant or anybody else told me. In fact, the consultants were saying you could change the view of what, you know, a person is really like on TV, et cetera, et cetera. And, I don't know, about three months into it, four months into it, I decided to not do that and put a tie on and a jacket. I still wore the jeans and I still once in a while wear the jeans and still wore my sneakers, et cetera, et cetera. Because I just, because I don't care that much about it, quite honestly. Nobody's watching for the sex appeal in me. But the reason why I did it is because I thought to myself, you know what? I am different enough in my viewpoint that the last thing I want people to have to say, "But I don't know if I trust him" or "I don't get it" because they are thinking whether subconsciously or consciously, because I'm not wearing a tie or a suit. I don't look like somebody that you would expect.

Now, that didn't change my personality. It made it easier for people to access me. It for instance, if you see whenever I do the specials, whenever we do, you know, for instance, the special that we did on the Holocaust, the special that we've done where we've done week long specials on the president, et cetera, et cetera, I will wear a suit and lace up shoes. Because nobody is watching for my shoes. But if you're watching and I'm saying something important but I'm wearing, you know, my sneakers, people are like, well even subconsciously, "How can I take this guy seriously?" It's ridiculous because you can get somebody in the best shoes and suit and dress them up and they can be a moron. Why should you take that person seriously? But it's just the way society is. And image is important. Image is not everything, but it is important.

So when I said the signs have to go away for the tea party movement, it is time to move on and it is time to not bring signs but bring your children, I did that for a different reason on 8/28. But did you notice, did you notice that there was no discussion on the crowd except how polite they were, how normal they were? The only complaint on the crowd was how small it was. Really? Show the picture again? They had no ammunition. And so you hear the message. And that's what's key. Is your, in this case from Meg who felt and I can understand. I mean, there's believe me there's nothing worse than being singled out on national television and said, see, don't be like that. I get that. I'm sorry, Meg. I mean, but you went to a public, you know, place dressed as Betsy Ross, which again there's nothing wrong with that. But you went dressed as Betsy Ross. So there are photos of you out into circulation. And when my staff went and said and I said, you know, find, you know, find people dressed up and everything else. And I think I was I think I even asked for the Statue of Liberty picture, and I didn't see what was behind me. Or at least I didn't really look at it in advance. So I wasn't singling anyone out. You, Meg, feel singled out.



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But now here's what we're doing. We're talking about the outfit instead of the message. I'm not asking you to change anything about you and I'm not saying that you can't go, dressed as Betsy Ross or the Statue of Liberty. That would be a totalitarian state. You can do whatever you want. But if you care about the real subject, if you want to truly make a difference, it is now time that the tea party takes the next step and is not about anger, is not about outrage. Everybody gets it. Now it's time for you to be a leader. Now it is time for you to set the example so people look at you and go, well, yeah, I'm like that guy. And first impressions make all the difference. I'm sorry, but you in your life, you know if you meet somebody and they're dressed a certain way or they're just and you can't relate to that, here, you go and meet somebody and they've got those big earrings in their ears that expand the ears and so they're just, you know, they just have the big holes in their ears? Have you ever seen that? Or they are all tattooed up?

PAT: I'm thinking CEO.

GLENN: Yes. You immediately say, well, I'm not like them, I can't relate to them. Now, have you ever met somebody like that and then become friends with them and you're like, I can't believe I have to tell you the first time I met you, I thought X, Y, Z. You were most likely, if they were somebody who was pierced all up and tats all over their neck and their face and their arms and everything else, most likely the first time you met them you were like, freak. But if you had to be around them for some reason or another or you just, I don't know what happened, but you spent more time with them, chances are you then found your way to each other and you were like, it's just exactly like that's human nature. First impressions make well, for anybody who hasn't been with the tea parties and see, you are not going after the Republicans. You're not. You're not getting that. You've done that. Now you're and you've done the independence. They get it. They'll stand with you. But now you have to go after the Democrats, and the Democrats have been hypnotized by the news saying they're not like you, they're dangerous, they're racist, they're they're saying these things all the time. And what are they doing? They're playing the pictures over and over and over again. So what is more effective to be able to get the Democrats to listen to your message? Believe me I've I've been talking to liberals, my friends who are diehard liberals who will say I can't get again let me turn it around in the opposite way.

Do you know what I've done in the last year to hurt myself more than anything else? Or last two years? Making stupid statements that are off the cuff that are just from the gut, things that I said, you know, and then I go back and say, well, no, I didn't really mean it that way. That's hurt me. That's hurt the message.

PAT: And it's too late by the time you realize. Too late, I didn't mean it that way, it's too late. It's out there, it's used every time, starts every sentence that's talked about you.

GLENN: Exactly right. So what's out in the system is you're not like them. That's a lie. 70% of this nation, Republican, Democrat or independent, believe in the Constitution and the founders. Now, we don't agree necessarily on policies. They believe that spending is bad. How many good Democrats do you know that said spending is out of control? Under George W. Bush. Well, they believe that. But now they've been pushed into this area to where they're like, well, no, no, and I'm not like them. What's more effective? A sign? Or your daughter on their shoulders? What's more effective? You as Betsy Ross or you as somebody who looks just like their neighbor, not dressed as Betsy Ross? The question is, is this about you or is this about the future? Is this about you or is this about the message? Now, we're all going to disagree on how to deliver a message. I know there are tons of people in this audience that disagree with the way I deliver the message. That's fine. Just know that I have done everything I can, and there are more corners for me to cut, more edges for me to refine to be able to be a better messenger. I've told you in the past, I am a flawed guy. I am trying my hardest. I am a guy who said, no, no, not me. I'm the worst messenger you can find. But I'm doing everything I can to try to be a better messenger every day. I ask the tea parties, will you do that as well? Because you're in the driver seat now. There comes a point to where you have to recognize the position you're in.

The president, the president can wear a brown suit and a loud tie. He can. And he can tell everybody that tells him not to, shut up; I'm the president; I'll do it. But is it worth it? Is it worth it? To have his own personal style: I'm going to be the guy who's the flashy president. I'm going to wear, you know, I'm going to wear some pink earrings and I'm going to wear a big gold chain and I'm going to, I'm going to wear the loudest tie I can and I'm going to wear a brown suit every day. Well, you can. You can. But why would you? Because it hurts people. All people will be doing is, why is he wearing that tie? That is the ugliest tie I've ever seen. Wear the red tie and the blue suit even though I hate it. Because it just makes everything else invisible and people can concentrate on you and your message.

What?

STU: I was going to say I bet half the people who wear the Statue of Liberty outfits have had this exact conversation with their son or daughter: Stop dressing like that! You're never going to get a job like that! No one's going to take you seriously in an interview!

GLENN: Exactly right. Thank you, Stu. As much as I hate the blue suit and red tie thing, I hate it, I hate it, there does come there are times that it is important. You'll never get a job. Shave before the interview.

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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