A peace-making offer of a round of golf between Rush Limbaugh and President Obama was turned down with a steely response -- "Limbaugh can play with himself," according to a new book.
Page 6 of the New York Post reports on the book called "Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One," by Zev Chafets. Chafets writes that he encouraged Limbaugh to reach out to Obama last summer:
"You guys are both golfers," Chafets told Limbaugh. "Would you play a round with the president and show the country that there are no hard feelings?"
"He's the president of the United States," Limbaugh told Chafets. "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."
"How about letting me ask?" Chafets said.
"Go ahead," Limbaugh said. "Nothing will come of it."
Page 6 reports:
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.
Neither Limbaugh nor the White House would comment to the Post about the book.