As a function of keeping her word, yes. She promised Bob & Mark they'd be the first. Furthermore, I'm told the station will have her on at 9:30 Pacific, which catches Rush at 11:30 in flyover country. Perfect. 26 Million will know instantaneously, and she will own the news cycle into Monday.
You realize Rush is off on Fridays, right? And Friday is the day people put out bad news. It’s called a Friday news dump because most reporters have gone home for the weekend?