The President of the United States, August 1, 2008:
THE PRESIDENT: President George W. Bush calling to congratulate you on 20 years of important and excellent broadcasting.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. You've stunned me! (laughing) I'm shocked. But thank you so much.
THE PRESIDENT: That's hard to do.
RUSH: (laughing) I know, it is.
THE PRESIDENT: I'm here with a room full of admirers [Jeb Bush and George H.W. Bush]. There are two others that would like to speak to you and congratulate you, people who consider you friends and really appreciate the contribution you've made.
Rush Limbaugh, September 22, 2008:
These polls on how one-third of blue-collar white Democrats won't vote for Obama because he's black, and -- but he's not black. Do you know he has not one shred of African-American blood? He doesn't have any African -- that's why when they asked whether he was authentic, whether he's down for the struggle. He's Arab. You know, he's from Africa. He's from Arab parts of Africa. He's not -- his father was -- he's not African-American. The last thing that he is is African-American. I guess that's splitting hairs, I don't -- it's just all these little things, everything seems upside-down today in this country.
Update 9/26 11:10 AM: Per Chris Lawrence's comment below, Bush obviously isn't responsible for everything Limbaugh says. However, as I pointed out in a previous post, Limbaugh has a long history of offensive racial comments. In that context, I think it's appropriate to hold Bush responsible for endorsing such a loathsome figure.