[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/13/art.limbaugh.gi.jpg caption="Limbaugh would gladly meet Obama at the White House, the conservative talk radio host said."](CNN) - Rush Limbaugh says he'd gladly sit down for a conversation with President Obama if the controversial talk-radio host ever scored an invite to the White House.
"Absolutely," Limbaugh, among the president's fiercest critics, told NBC when asked if he'd be willing to speak with Obama. "I'd be honest with him. The President of the United States is the President of the United States. I want this country to succeed, and if he invited me up there to chat, I would owe him up the dignity of being honest."
The comments aired on NBC's Today Show in the second part of an interview that first ran Monday.
Limbaugh was also asked to play word association when the interviewer named the following political figures:
President Obama: "Disaster"
Michelle Obama: "Garden"
Jimmy Carter: "An utter disgrace and embarrassment."
Sarah Palin: "Misunderstood and underestimated. I admire her. People have tried to destroy her. She has more backbone than any man in the Democrat Party."
George W. Bush: "He's just the most decent, down to earth, real man you could ever hope to meet."
Hillary Clinton: "Nurse ratchet"