Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in [Pittsburgh on Friday] for a fund-raiser for Sen. Rick Santorum, had a close encounter with a large group of anti-Republican protesters as he was making his way to the Duquesne Club, Downtown.To avoid the protesters Bush and his security team ducked into a nearby subway "T" station and hid.
Protesters said Gov. Bush blew them a kiss, acknowledging the crowd of about 30 chanting pickets that was made up of United Steelworkers and members of Uprise Counter Recruitment, a tour traveling through 22 cities to support anti-war efforts.
The protesters came closer.
"Jeb, go home," they shouted.
By now, Mr. Bush was cornered. He was surrounded by signs that said "Pittsburgh is a Santorum Free Zone," "Honk if you're sick of Rick," and a crowd growing increasingly louder, according to Mr. Vandenburgh [of United Steelworkers].I realize now that I walked right by the remnants of the protest on Friday. I saw about 30 people protesting downtown with signs that said "Honk if you're sick of Rick." It gave me the warm fuzzies about my new hometown, little did I know they had just forced Jeb into a closet. Huzzah!
As a precaution, the governor was ushered into a T-station supply closet and stayed there until the crowd left.