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Would Secret Service Let the Pizza Man Bear Hug Obama If It Wasn't Planned?

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RUSH: Here's Wayne, Meadville, Pennsylvania.  Glad you waited, glad to have you on the EIB Network.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hi Rush, it's a pleasure to talk with you.

RUSH:  Isn't it?  Thank you very much.

CALLER:  You are the George S. Patton of the airways. 

RUSH:  Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER: By the way, I hated baloney as a kid, too. 

RUSH:  I despised it.  Mayonnaise didn't even help it.

CALLER:  The two things I wanted to bring up.  One was the pizza guy yesterday.  I find it very hard to believe that he wasn't tackled by the Secret Service.  How does somebody pick up the President of the United States, lift his seat off the ground and give him a bear hug? 

RUSH:  Well, if it's prearranged.

CALLER:  Exactly.  Exactly. 

RUSH:  I can tell you that if that happened my security staff would stand there and do nothing, too.

CALLER:  (laughing) I doubt that. 

RUSH:  (laughing) You have a great point, though.  You have a great point.  This guy was not tiny.

CALLER:  No.

RUSH:  This pizza guy was pretty substantial, and he's picking up the waif-like Obama, waving him around in there. He could have body slammed him up against the wall for all anybody cared.

CALLER:  Like a rag doll.  It had to be prearranged or at least set up.

RUSH:  Yeah, and now the pizza guy is being boycotted.  The pizza guy's business is being boycotted by people who don't like the fact he hugged Obama.  Now the pizza guy is asking people not to boycott his restaurant.  Honestly.  And yet this is the guy supposedly leading in the polls.  Where was this?  Was this in Fort Pierce?

CALLER:  It was in Florida.

RUSH:  Fort Pierce, Florida.  It's not all that close to Port St. Lucie.  It's close enough, but there's still enough distance there. This is a self-contained incident in Fort Pierce.  Fort Pierce is where I clear customs now when I come back into the country from Europe.  I clear in Fort Pierce, not here, and they're great there.  They're the greatest guys at Customs there.  They're fabulous.

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Yeah, they have an airport in Fort Pierce.  Damn straight they do.  How would I land if they didn't have an airport?  Yes, they do.  They've got a pizza shop.  And this guy -- was it being boycotted?  People were not going to his restaurant after the show of affection and support for Obama.  What else were you going to say, Wayne? 

CALLER:  Actually, I have another point and then I'd like, if I could take a shot, at why you did your prediction.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  But the second point, I'm somewhat a student of American history.  And President Obama is comparing himself to some of the presidents, the great presidents, one being Abraham Lincoln.  And I have never ever read where President Lincoln blamed his predecessor, President Buchanan, on the Civil War.

RUSH:  You're right.  You know, Obama couldn't write a Lincoln-esque speech if he had to.  Obama couldn't even conceive of the concepts of, say, the Gettysburg Address.

CALLER:  Right.

RUSH:  By the way, since you said you're somewhat a student of American history --

CALLER:  Yes, sir.

RUSH: -- a pop quiz. 

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH:  Who was George Santayana?

CALLER:  I'm going to take a guess, a shot here.  Wasn't he a union officer that, at Appomattox Court House, helped the surrender agreement? 

RUSH:  No, you're very close.  George Santayana is a professor who said:  Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

CALLER:  Repeat it, right.

RUSH:  He's often confused with Santayana, the Mexican --

CALLER:  Mexican, right.

RUSH:  -- at the Alamo.  But George Santayana.  I'll tell you what, we're right in the middle.  That's exactly what Obama's doing.  Ignoring history and destined to repeat it.  I don't know if history repeats itself.  Stupidity does.  And we're witnessing that, too.  Wayne, thanks for the call. 

This is Al in Alsip, Illinois.  You're next on the program.  Great to have you here.

CALLER:  Good to be with you.  Rush, my comment was about that Rick Warren canceling the civil forum.  I was wondering, the way they dumped it on a Friday afternoon before the convention, the hurricane coming, it just had liberal footprints all over it.  I was wondering if it was that Rick Warren didn't want to talk about gay marriage or abortion?  And then I was wondering last week, after they took God out of the platform and all of that, I was wondering if maybe he didn't cancel, maybe they cancelled him.  Or maybe he agrees with Obama and he just doesn't want to come out and have to say that he agrees with same sex marriage or abortion.  Last year, when he asked Obama the question about abortion, Obama said it was above his pay grade.  And we knew that was a lie then.

RUSH:  Right.  I have no idea why Rick Warren cancelled the thing. 

CALLER:  I'm sorry? 

RUSH:  I have no idea why he cancelled it. 

CALLER:  It just seems like it's got --

RUSH:  I'm told the candidates never agreed to show up. 

CALLER:  He said because it was discord between the campaigns.  Isn't that the reason you have a civil forum is because there's discord and you try to act civil? 

RUSH:  Civil forum's a crock.  There's no such thing.  And in politics there isn't ever going to be what the dreamers think of when they think of civility, particularly from the left.  You expect civility from these guys?  The whole thing was phony.  I'm glad that it didn't come off.  Hell, everything's above Obama's pay grade when you get right down to it. 

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