Yesterday, you may recall, Bob Turner attempted to host a photo op with students at the Brooklyn school that had banned the singing of Lee Greenwood’s “Proud To Be An American” in favor of Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”
We say “attempted,” because the attempt was drowned out by a number of hecklers.
Well, that attempt has received high praise from the high priest of conservative politics, Rush Limbaugh, who on his radio show said today:
Bob’s going for all the marbles. He’s running for the Senate. And there’s a Republican primary in New York on June 26th, and he’s got a good chance of winning this thing, and we want him to win this seat. He’d be great in the Senate. If he wins the primary, he’d be up against Kirsten Gillibrand for all the marbles
Democrat adults tried to drown out and heckle kindergartners! Can you believe this? Kindergarteners! They bullied ’em. That’s exactly right. They were bullying them, and Bob Turner was out there standing with the kids. Bob Turner was out there helping them sing God Bless the USA. Turner said, “I thought it would be a great idea. The kids were a delight.” So we love Bob Turner. He’s just a solid, solid, great guy, and we wish him all the best.
Mr. Limbaugh also detailed his long relationship with Mr. Turner, noting that he knew the media exec from his earlier days hosting his radio show:
It was Bob Turner that chased Roger Ailes and me down one night at 21 with the idea of doing a show. He was a great guy. He is a great guy. And he has the perfect temperament. I mean, the guy knew what he was getting into. Almost. (laughing) He sized it up real quickly, and he was as loyal as the day is long.
He had a stick-to-itiveness. He couldn’t be rattled. And at that time, 1992, we were just four years into the program. And the effort to discredit me and the program was every bit as intense then as it was now. And it would have been easy to avoid it. I mean, he was syndicating Phil Donahue and Sally Jessy Raphael, and Sally was not happy at all. Sally’s show taped right down the hall from mine. Sally was not happy at all. Phil was kind of conflicted about it, ’cause Phil likes money.
And Mr. Limbaugh recapped Mr. Turner’s brief career in politics:
Anyway, Bob Turner is a member a Congress. He won an election. He won the seat that was previously occupied by Huma Weiner’s husband. What was his name? Anthony. It was Anthony.
He won Weiner’s seat. He now sits in the Weiner seat in the House of Representatives. Hee-hee-hee!