Rush read this gem
on the air:
Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, announced today that he would back the sale of a British company that manages U.S. seaports to a state-owned firm in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only if President George Bush will order the National Security Agency (NSA) to secretly wiretap phone calls and emails involving Dubai Ports World.
The popular talk show host reminded the audience that this is satire. A just precaution, in a day and age when the line between fiction and real life is often blurred - or downright nonexistent.
Update: Scrappleface, or real story? The latter:
Sen. Charles Schumer [D-NY] has a thought about the Dubai Ports controversy: why not give the job to Halliburton! "I'd take [them] over U.A.E. at this point, if I had to take a choice right now," he reportedly told Fox News Channel's John Gibson.
His comments came in spite of a longtime enmity for the contractor, whose alleged no-bid contracts for work in both Iraq and the Katrina recovery have reaped enormous profits for the corporation.
However, he said, if Halliburton "can do the best job and they get the contract on the merits, I'd pat them on the back."