From the AP:
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Protesters greeted Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on his way to a campaign event for a Pennsylvania senator, and he briefly took refuge in a subway station supply closet to avoid the anti-Republican demonstrators.We chased a sitting governor and the brother of a President into a broom closet? Awesome.
The president's brother encountered protesters on their way to join a demonstration outside the exclusive Duquesne Club, where Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican, was holding a fundraiser Friday.
The protesters, made up of members of the United Steelworkers union and the anti-war group Uprise Counter Recruitment, chanted, "Jeb go home," and said Bush blew them a kiss.The Republican party loves to blather about how it's the party of the people, the party of real Americans, but every time that one of their anointed leaders comes anywhere near real Americans - the ones hurt by a Republican Economy, the ones that can't afford to send their children to college, the ones working two part time jobs with no health coverage because the good job they had was shipped off to India - it becomes very clear that the priorities of the people aren't the priorities of the Republican Party. People are starting to notice.
Bush, accompanied by a security guard and an aide, retreated into a nearby subway station and was followed by about 50 picketers, said Bob Grove, a Port Authority spokesman.
"(Bush) was quickly getting out of the way and not wanting to engage us," said Jon Vandenburgh, a protester and a researcher for the United Steelworkers.
As a precaution, Bush was ushered into a station supply closet and stayed there until the crowd left.
The incident lasted about five minutes. No one was arrested or cited, Grove said.
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