This comes from a caller to Rush Limbaugh. Before you
liberals can puke, you might just read this. It is nice story no matter
who you hate.
Great story & photos!
RUSH: Kurt in Pittsburgh , hello, sir. Nice to have you on the EIB
Network, and how
about the Steelers defense?
CALLER: How about those Steelers, huh?
RUSH: How about that?
CALLER: Hey, listen, Rush, longtime listener, first-time caller, one
of those Bible, family, gun clingers from
western Pennsylvania .
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: And I wanted to share a story with you. A week ago last
Saturday we went to the Palin-McCain
rally in Washington , Pennsylvania , was the day after he announced
her, and we have a five-year-old daughter
with Down syndrome, and we made a sign that said: "We Love Kids with
Down Syndrome." So when they
pulled in in their bus the sign did catch their, McCain and Palin and
the rest of their family, it caught their eye,
we could tell, they gave us a thumbs-up from the bus, so we were all
excited just by that --
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. Who gave you the thumbs up, McCain and Palin?
CALLER: McCain, Palin, Cindy McCain, we could see them from the bus.
We were in a position where we
had eye contact with them --
RUSH: Oh, cool!
CALLER: My wife was holding our daughter.
RUSH: Very, very, very cool
CALLER: It was really cool, Rush. I was like, "Wow, that's awesome,"
because I love Governor Palin and so
I thought that's really neat. So then we moved around as the bus was
getting ready to pull out, we kind of
positioned ourselves so we could just wave them on and a Secret
Service agent came .up to us and said,
"Hey, can you come with us?" I was like, "Do we have a choice?"
RUSH: (laughing) You shouldn't have worried. It's not the Clinton
CALLER: Right. So we accompanied them up the hill, we went right to
the bus, where it was, and Governor
Palin, Senator McCain, Cindy, Todd Palin, they're all standing there.
We're in this inner circle with just us and
them, and the Secret Service agent, and they came right up to us and
thanked us for coming out, said they
loved our sign, and Governor Palin immediately said, "May I hold your
daughter?" and our daughter Chloe,
who's five, went right to her, and I have some pictures I'd love to
send you maybe when I'm done here,
but Governor Palin was hugging Chloe, and then her little daughter
brought their baby Trig who has Down
syndrome from the bus, he was napping, and Chloe went right over and
kissed him on the cheek, and my
son Nolan who's nine, he thanked her.
RUSH: This is amazing.
CALLER: I will send you all the stuff, Senator McCain was talking to
my son, and we thanked him for his
service, and he asked my son if he wanted to see the bus, and we were
hanging out and it was very surreal.
I felt like we could have had a pizza and a beer with them, they were
RUSH: You know what? I want to put you on hold I want Snerdley to
give you our super-secret, known-only-
to-three-people here, e-mail address.
CALLER: I will send you everything, Rush.
RUSH: And then could you send us these pictures? Would you mind if we
put them on the website?
CALLER: I would be honored, and my main thing is they are warm, kind,
genuine people, and they represent
the best of this country.
RUSH: That's right. And when you send these pictures, make sure you
identify them I mean, we'll know
Palin and McCain, of course. Identify yourselves.
CALLER: I will, I will identify everybody in the picture, Rush, and
God bless you for being a beacon of hope
and truth in this country.
RUSH: Oh, no, no. It's nothing, it's nothing. You're doing the Lord's
CALLER: Well, we're very blessed and I want people to know what a
blessing it is to have a child with Down
syndrome. These kids, they're angels.
RUSH: That's the thing. There's always good to be found in everything
that happens. It may be a while before
it reveals itself.
RUSH: Right, and when she hugged my daughter I said, here's the
difference, this candidate embraces life and
all its limitless possibilities.
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: That's what she is.
RUSH: Terrific, okay, I gotta run here, but I'm going to put you on
CALLER: Thank you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, Kurt. I really appreciate it.