Family with Down Syndrome Child Meet McCain and Palin-Truth!
Family with Down Syndrome Child Meets John McCain and Sarah Palin-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
An eRumor of an account from the father of a child with Down Syndrome of what happened at a McCain/Palin Rally when their "We love Kids with Down Syndrome" sign caught the eyes of the GOP Candidates.
This is from a telephone call between Rush Limbaugh and Kurt Kondrich of Pittsburg about his experience at a McCain/Palin rally in Washington, PA which aired on the EIB radio program. There are photos along with the transcript on the Rush Limbaugh web site.
The caller, Kurt Kondrich of Pittsburg, is the father of a child with down syndrome, five year old Chloe. He told Rush how both Senator McCain and Governor Palin noticed a sign that his family had brought to the rally through the windows of their bus which said, "We Love Kids with Down Syndrome."
According to Kondrich, he could actually see John and Cindy McCain along with Sarah Palin making eye contact with him and his family and got a thumbs up from the candidates. As the bus was preparing to leave the rally, the Kondrich's were approached by Secret Service agents and requested to accompany them.The family was escorted to the other side of the bus where they were met by the candidates and their spouses.
Upon meeting the the family, Governor Palin immediately asked them for permission to hold their five daughter. So that the family could meet Governor Palin's son Trig, he was brought of the bus still napping and Chloe went over to him gave him a kiss.
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A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
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 administration.
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 so warm.
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 work.
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 hold.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, Kurt. I really appreciate it.