Skip to comments.Family With Down Syndrome Child Meets John McCain And Sarah Palin (Ruush Awesome!!!)
Posted on 09/09/2008 3:55:58 PM PDT by goldstategop
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, long-time 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 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 he 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 it's 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.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Wunderbar! Exemplification of love, not death.
I’m in a damn puddle here.
Now this is heartening.
Thank you for posting these pictures! I heard the caller today on Rush and was hoping to see them. What a beautiful family!
It’s a conservative love fest, baby, and I’m proud to be a part of it. McCain/Palin ‘08!
Awesome to see the pictures.
Definitely calls for a kleenex alert, and I’m a tough guy.
Awesome to see the pictures.
So am I - again. Heard this on the show today and had a hard time trying to do my work for a bit there.
It’s so wonderful to have a couple of candidates who relishes all life.
When I heard this phone call, it left me crying.
And look at Cindy’s reaction - she sure fakes love well, doesn’t she? /sarc
It was the family taking the pictures!!
Tears when I saw that picture of her hugging Chloe.
God bless them!
(Sorry about the double post. I swear I only clicked it once...honest.)
Awesome, just awesome.
Truly beautiful! Thank you for this awesome post. You did forget the tissue alert:)
Hey salty, take a look at this!
I heard the call today on Rush’s show. Glad he posted the pics.
I have to make another observation: that first picture is the first one that I’ve seen where Piper didn’t steal the show! I wonder why... lol.
Even made me tear up a little. And I’m a real crabby person.
This is a nightmare scenario for libs. This is they type of child the work so hard to abort and Obama worked hard to re-abort, if the killing didn’t work the first time. And look at the McCain/Palin families taking them on and loving them.
This girl is adorable.
Look at the second picture, it proves the compassion and genuine nature of Cindy McCain.
She has her hand over her heart.
Awesome to see the photos. This gentleman called into Sean the other day as well.
Fishes with Dynamite thinks El Conservo Tribe needs smoke signal....
To see the other side of the coin look at retardedbaby.com
This is pure trash by the left.
You know I have to admit that earlier I didn't really warm up to Cindy, but having seen pictures of her with kids (candids not magazine shots) in the last couple weeks, it's really obvious how much she loves them.
God bless this family, the Palins, and the McCains.
Hey, I was just noticing that. Got a feeling that little lady is going to mature quickly from all this.
What a ticket!!
I loved this call. Thanks so much for posting the pictures. Absolutely beautiful !!!!! This is what our wonderful country is really about !!!!!
God bless Sarah, Cindy, John, all the rest and especially that adorable Chloe and her family. Gives me goose bumps and makes me so proud to be an American. Michelle Obama, eat your heart out.
I heard this as I was applying makeup this morning. I had to stop and wait a few minutes before finishing. It was a great call. (Daddy’s cute, too).
That really melts my heart. The caller said it right: “[she] embraces life in all its possibilities.” Kudos to McCain and Palin for sharing a really nice moment with this family.
I hope the whole discourse of life this country enriches itself from stories like these.
Thread of the day! I heard this caller today and got a bit choked up. Great to see these photos. Thanks for posting ;o)
Cindy kind of wears her wealth and privilige on her sleave which is too bad, but she has a big heart.
Hey , Obama, this is what Christ meant “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers...”
Who is the uniter, and who is truly the divider, Obama?
An honest man would know the answer to this question, but clearly, it’s above your pay grade.
I'm not going to have to hold my nose this time around.
Both of these fine people are the real deal.
Thank you so much for posting this, goldstategop!
I heard the call today and had a lump in my throat. Just looking at the pictures and reading the script has me in tears.
What a wonderful woman and family!
Thank you, John and Cindy McCain for bringing them into your Administration, and our lives.
What it does...is probably reflect what most reasonable people would think.
My cousin's very young daughter had a Downs boy....albeit unexpected.
The boy is loved. Absolutely.
Is he a challenge? Absolutely.
Is he a joy? Absolutely.
Life isn't smooth.........
Sure you did.
Sure you did.
Lovely story and so neat that this all happened on the day following her announcement right when the media was beginning their peak of evil or plummeting towards the worst nastiness. Just shows as the caller said God works it all out for the good :-). Great post thank you.
Must be the screen, I noticed it too.
I’m sure McCain will at some point in the future will make me mad but not today and never with this.The difference between Obama and McCain on this issue and so so many more are night and day.I’ll be happy to pull the lever for McCain/Palin.
Here’s your proof Rex.....
I was listening to this segment - suddenly had a hard time seeing what I was nailing.
It brought tears to my old Republican eyes. Sarah p. and John McCain are proof that God does Bless America.
No, I swear I am about to have some tears also