RUSH: To Orlando, Florida. Ron, glad you waited. You’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Yes, Rush. Hello.
CALLER: Yes. I went to a job fair this morning at Amway —
RUSH: What is a job fair?
CALLER: Well, it’s a bunch of booths set up, like different companies and different — like the city has booths for school buses and transportation, and there might be some for police officers, the forest patrol, stuff like that.
RUSH: Well, now, wait a minute, were there any private sector companies with booths at the —
CALLER: Aflac insurance and Bankers Trust, there was some there like that.
CALLER: And so I’m looking for work, I’m a 65-year-old out of work white male, and when you go in there’s only one way in and they have these folding tables and they have these women behind them handing out small clipboards with yellow cards and so I went up to the table and I started filling out — I wrote my first name, and then I saw the name Corrine Brown on top and just her name. And I said, ‘What are these cards for?’ She says, ‘Well, we want to get a registration and a count of how many people come to the job fairs so we can keep a count.’ I said, ‘Wait a minute, this person is a political person. I’m not going to fill this out.’ So I grabbed the card, I walk away, and I go in and there’s a gentleman collecting the cards, so I just walk by him. And down the stairs there are two women with a fistful of these cards collecting them. So I walked by them, too. And as I go down, I’m looking up at them, and they’re looking at me, and they say, ‘Where’s your card?’ and I told them, ‘You’re taking these cards under false pretenses, making these people fill out these cards, getting their e-mail address and their addresses for this Corrine Brown who is a political person in Orlando.’ And I was fit to be tied.
RUSH: Oh, wait a sec. I was wondering what the name Brown had to do with this. I thought they were filling everybody’s name out as Brown. This is Corrine Brown who is some local politician?
RUSH: Congresswoman Corrine Brown.
RUSH: Democrat, and so what was the purpose of getting all these cards and information to her?
CALLER: I guess for political purposes for mailouts and contacts and phone calls.
RUSH: So the job fair was really the illusion, the purpose here was to collect information on the people that showed up for this congresswoman?
CALLER: Well, that was part of it. That was the introduction to the job fair. In order to get down on the floor, they make people, you know —
RUSH: This is quite a scam. So did you get to the job fair?
CALLER: Of course. I walked down and I walked right by them and I told them what I thought, I yelled up — I didn’t yell, in a stern voice of what I thought they were doing, it was a bunch of baloney. ‘You’re collecting these cards for Corrine Brown, why don’t you tell the people what you’re doing?’ And so I think ACORN is alive and well in Orlando, Rush.
RUSH: Yeah. (laughing.)
CALLER: I called your affiliate Fox on 35, Channel 35.
CALLER: About an hour and a half ago, two hours ago, and I told them to get a camera crew out there and maybe they can have a story about this. So hopefully we can see this on TV tonight.
RUSH: Well, more importantly, did you get a job at the jobs fair?
CALLER: Well, no, you don’t get a job there right away, you just get an application. You know, at my age, I’m probably overqualified for anything, but I did get some leads on construction management jobs.
CALLER: A side-bar, my son is administrative sergeant in your police department. That’s just a side-bar.
RUSH: Well, he can always hire — forget the nepotism rules.
CALLER: Yeah. But anyway, I just thought it was astonishing and I’m glad I waited so long because I had to pull into my heart doctor’s office because my heart was palpitating so much —
CALLER: — because of the anger of these people surreptitiously taking these numbers —
RUSH: Were you the only guy that figured what was going on?
CALLER: I don’t really know. Everybody was doing it like sheep to the slaughter. You know what I mean?
CALLER: I don’t know if I was the only one, but I certainly made it verbal enough once I got down to the floor of the arena.
RUSH: So all of these people are going to be harassed by Corrine Brown, that’s the whole purpose of the job fair.
CALLER: Correct. Well, I don’t know. Maybe basically, but I just thought it was astounding.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate the on-the-spot news report. You ought to call Fox 35 and ask for a job as a reporter.
CALLER: Well, I did work for NBC a long time ago as a photographer.
RUSH: Well, okay, there you go, because CNN is using cell phone cameras now as official news gathering devices. Yeah, I saw some CNN report was filmed with a cell phone camera. Yeah. You can hire anybody. But you’ve got decent reportorial skills. The job for you is waiting for you. You did it today! You ought to demand to get paid by somebody for the scandal you uncovered. You’re giving yourself away out there. That’s not good, Ron. You gotta learn to charge people.