A new biography of Rush Limbaugh entitled Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One is hitting shelves next week. The book, written by Zev Chafets, details the conservative talk show host’s many squabbles with the left, especially the current administration. The publishing company behind the book has let one story slip to goose sails and it’s making a number of headlines this morning. Probably because it’s absolutely hilarious. It’s the story of how President Obama turned down the chance to golf with Limbaugh, by saying Rush could “play with himself.” And we thought the crude middle school insults only came from Rahm Emanuel!
As the New York Post is reporting, the book describes how Chafets encouraged Limbaugh to invite the president to a 18 holes as the two are both avid golfers. Limbaugh, ever the realist, told Chafets he’d love to do it but knew that Obama would never go for it. However, Chafets was undeterred and made the invitation anyway.
From the New York Post:
“Chafets writes that he reached out to Obama adviser David Axelrod, ‘whom I know slightly,’ but Axelrod didn’t return calls. Then Chafets spoke to ‘a very senior Democratic activist with whom I’m friendly’ who said he would convey the message.
A day or two later the adviser responded, ‘Limbaugh can play with himself.’ Chafets wouldn’t name the aide or say whether the quote was directly from Obama.”
So unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing if it was actually Obama who decided to decline that way, but we really hope it was. For some reason, there’s really nothing funnier than imagining Obama and his aides giggling like school childrens as he the president says, “Oh my God, totally tell him to play with himself! Get it? Get it?” Sure, Obama’s poise and stature is what gained him so much respect during his campaign but, like his speech at the WHCD, it’s nice to see a more human side from the man. Even if that human side resembles a 13 year old boy.
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