By Rush Limbaugh
RUSH: This is Tony in San Diego. Tony, thanks for the phone call. He's calling from Qualcomm Stadium. Nice to have you, sir. Welcome.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, nice to hear you. I'm so mad right now I don't know where to start. Everybody down there is taking care of each other. All this stuff about bringing National Guard in and everything, they took 800 Guardsmen off of the border where they should have stayed to come down here to Qualcomm and all it is is a big tailgate party. Everyone's helping each other, there's --
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait a minute. Tony, I want to make sure I heard this. Did you say they took 800 guards off the border, National Guardsmen or border guards or whatever, and brought 'em to Qualcomm?
CALLER: If you guys would listen to the -- not you, Rush, I'm sorry, I'm just so angry. I've been up all night evacuating horses up in Harmony Grove, and it's not just Qualcomm Stadium. We got 10,000 there. We got 10,000 at the Del Mar race track. Vista High School, everyone is taking people, and there's no rioting, there's no fighting, everyone is helping each other.
They brought the national -- you go see some of these pictures down at Qualcomm, they got National Guard guys walking around, no guns, no nothing, shorts on, rolled-up sleeves because everyone is taking care of each other. This is absolutely stupid. I don't know where our political officials are getting this stuff.
RUSH: I wonder how people, say, who went through Hurricane Katrina if they're watching this on television, or any other natural disaster like this, watching what's happening out in California, and they see scenes from Qualcomm Stadium and other places, I wonder what they think.
In going back to what Carol was talking about, your red and blue, conservative versus liberal, what you have in San Diego, and I'm sure most of the other parts of Southern California where this all is happening, what you have are people who have not surrendered the control of their lives to the government. You have people who are fiercely independent. You have people who have not allowed themselves to become dependent on government, politicians or what have you, for anything.
These are self-reliant, rugged individual people who are banding together to help one another out, and doing so in the midst of the best mood that you could possibly imagine, in light of the devastation that is all around 'em, and their local government works. The state government, aside from this lieutenant governor who's in the bag for Clinton and Gore, aside from Garamendi, the state government is working.