Bushes Offer 20th Anniversary Kudos To Limbaugh
August 1, 2008 at 11:31 AM (PT)
PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS talker RUSH LIMBAUGH celebrated his 20th anniversary in syndication TODAY (8/1) with a surprise, as his show was interrupted by a congratulatory phone call from President GEORGE W. BUSH. BUSH told RUSH "I'm here with a room full of admirers" and later passed the phone to "President 41," his father, former President GEORGE H.W. BUSH. The elder BUSH advised LIMBAUGH to "slow down your backswing" before handing the phone to another son, former FLORIDA Governor JEB BUSH, who added his congratulations.
LIMBAUGH's response after the call was "Wow... I got a note from a friend -- a little instant message flash -- right before the program started that said, 'You're going to have so much fun this afternoon.' I said, 'Yeah. The thing is, I'm sure there are going to be lots of surprises, and I don't know what they are, and they always make me nervous.' When they were waving their arms, they had given me a written note on the computer monitor here: 'President's on the line! President's on the line!' and I was looking at my story here talking about OBAMA and his stupid idiot idea for Big Oil to give everybody a check for a thousand bucks. Then, finally, BRIAN starts waving his arms and so forth, and that's when I noticed it."