Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in town for a fund-raiser for Sen. Rick Santorum, had a close encounter with a large group of anti-Republican protesters as he was making his way to the Duquesne Club, Downtown.
Protesters said Gov. Bush blew them a kiss, acknowledging the crowd of about 30 chanting pickets that was made up of United Steelworkers and members of Uprise Counter Recruitment, a tour traveling through 22 cities to support anti-war efforts.
I think any man who blows a kiss to steelworkers either wants to give 'em a knob job or get his ass kicked. Or both. Heh.
"We don't want you here," protesters chanted.
Port Authority spokesman Bob Grove said six or seven officers responded to the scene to control the crowds.
As a precaution, the governor was ushered into a T-station supply closet and stayed there until the crowd left. (my em)
Mr. Vandenburgh and Mr. Meieran said they later saw Mr. Bush escorted to the Duquesne Club, which he entered through a back door at about 5 p.m.
A spokeswoman for Mr. Bush said she was unaware of the incident last night and had no immediate comment.
I wouldn't have had an 'immediate comment' if that were my boss, either! It's hard to comment when you're laughin' yer ass off at him, and you don't want him to see that!
This is getting better and better! A Repuglican governor, brother of the president no less, is now reduced to hiding in a closet to avoid American citizens, and using the back door so he won't be seen.
I think 'closet' and 'back door' are especially apropos in the wake of the House scandal as well. Oh naughty me! (ROF,LAO!)