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Man Fired for Wearing Bush Sweatshirt at Obama Rally

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A union stagehand working the USC rally for President Barack Obama this morning was reportedly fired for wearing a sweatshirt that said "George H. W. Bush" on it, according to Eric Spillman at KTLA. But get this, it was a shirt that pictured the U.S.S. George H. W. Bush aircraft, where his son is currently serving, the worker said. Duane Hammond said he wasn't making a political statement, just supporting his son. A union supervisor gave him a choice: wear something else or go home. Hammond refused and said he was fired.