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Bush pushes back against Limbaugh’s Obama-Haiti remark

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Former President George W. Bush pushed back Sunday against criticism — levied most prominently by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh — that his successor, President Barack Obama, was somehow politicizing the disastrous earthquake in Haiti.

“I don’t know if — what they’re talking about,” Bush declared during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’ve been briefed by the President about the response. And as I said in my opening comment, I appreciate the president’s quick response to this disaster.”

This past week, Limbaugh insisted that the Obama White House would use the catastrophe in Haiti to “burnish” the president’s standing and credibility “with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country.”

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