New York, May 12 (ANI): A new book has revealed that President Barack Obama once refused to play a round of golf with his talk-radio nemesis Rush Limbaugh.
The book by Zev Chafets, titled “Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One” due May 25 from Sentinel, revealed a top Democrat relayed the President”s reply to the invitation.
Chafets reports he encouraged Limbaugh to reach out to the president just after last July”s “Beer Summit” that Obama hosted between Professor Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. Joseph Crowley, the Cambridge cop who arrested Gates after he locked himself out of his own home.
“You guys are both golfers,” the New York Post quoted Chafets as telling Limbaugh.
“Would you play a round with the president and show the country that there are no hard feelings?” he asked.
Limbaugh in turn told Chafets: “He”s the president of the United States. If any president asked me to meet him, or play golf with him, I”d do it.”
“But I promise you that will never happen. His base on the left would have a s–t-fit,” he stated.
“How about letting me ask?” Chafets said.
Limbaugh replied: “Go ahead. Nothing will come of it.”
Chafets wrote that he reached out to Obama adviser David Axelrod, “whom I know slightly”, but his calls were never returned.
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. (ANI)