Wednesday, October 04, 2006

It's not you Pickles

It is pretty funny how George W. Bush can't campaign to help his party since endangered Republicans like John Sweeney don't want to be connected to his failed policies in Iraq and his divisive stances. These policies that Sweeney votes for and continues to support. Of course Karl Rove has the solution to that problem - send Laura instead.

The First Lady is coming because her husband is desperate to keep a majority in congress, as long as there are no checks and balances, Bush can keep up his failed policies that deliver wars with no end in sight.

While we're on the subject of Bush and his unlimited control - am I the only who has become suspicious of how right before the 2004 presidential election and right before the current mid-term elections that gas prices took a little dip on the scales?

From the Post Star.

FIRST LADY TO VISIT

First lady Laura Bush will attend a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. John Sweeney at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Spa State Park at 5 p.m. today. Groups protesting the fundraiser will gather at the Hall of Springs at 3:30 p.m.

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- First lady Laura Bush will have a busy day today helping out Republican congressmen who are hoping to keep their seats on Election Day.

Bush will appear at a breakfast fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa.; at a lunch fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Thomas Reynolds, R-Clarence (near Rochester); and at a dinner fundraiser for U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park....

Mrs. Bush will deliver remarks at a reception for Sweeney at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Spa State Park at 5 p.m. Before leaving the area, Bush will also pose for photographs with those who donate $10,000....

City Mayor Valerie Keehn, a Democrat, said the first lady is a good spokesperson to lead, for example, education efforts. Keehn said she thought Bush's visit was an indication that Republicans are worried about losing New York's 20th Congressional District seat to Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand....

Some groups will be excited to voice their displeasure at the current state of America to the first lady.

Groups planning to protest the fundraiser include the Public Employees Federation, MoveOn.org, Women Against War, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Veterans for Peace and the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District.

Protest organizer Jodi Ackerman said the groups will not protest the first lady's visit, but Sweeney's support of President Bush's policies concerning Iraq, the environment, health care and Social Security.

"This is not about Laura Bush; it's about George Bush," Ackerman said....

The last sitting first lady to visit Saratoga Springs was Hillary Clinton in 2000.

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