Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).

Saturday, April 01, 2006

 

Bush to Visit Bridgeport on Wednesday

Chris Shays will be there (Farrell's campaign had better get some really good video). But Bush's favorite Democrat seems to be avoiding him like the plague:

Casey Aden-Wansbury, a spokeswoman for Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., said meetings are scheduled that day for the Environment, Government Affairs and Armed Services committees.


To be fair, even Republicans are perplexed at the visit of a president they're afraid to touch with a ten-foot pole:

Rick Torres, chairman of the Bridgeport Republican Town Committee, said he hasn't been invited to the speech.

"I don't know why he's coming. People are generally running from him," said Torres, who owns a market in Black Rock and is a former GOP candidate for mayor. "This was not organized by a political organization in the state."


Update: Colin McEnroe has an interesting take:

President Bush is going to Bridgeport on Wednesday, but the original White house plan was to go to Stamford, and U.S. Rep Chris Shays begged them not to. I got this from a good source.

Shays doesn't have a lot of votes in Bridgeport, so he has less to lose this way. He might even pick up a few from people impressed that he (seemed to have) brought the president to their benighted city. Stamford is different. And he's facing all kinds of heat from Diane Farrell, who's running at least partly as an anti-war candidate, despite having endorsed Lieberman.

Comments:
There will also be a protest in Bridgeport, so take Wednesday off work and come on down! (Details being planned this weekend.)

Shays isn't afraid to hold hands with the Bush family as long as they are bringing him money. Laura comes to town for him on April 24.
 
Does seem rather odd. Supposedly about Health Savings accounts but...why?
 
This happened last month in Upstate NY.

Bush whored himself to Rochester, and all the GOP candidates running for office refused to meet him.

The creepy reaction is from Mayor John Fabrizi who said in the article, "It's an absolute honor for the president to visit our hometown. I'm excited and I'm elated."

Excited and elated? What is it about CT Dems? Are they all DINOS?
 
Who is paying for security?

Bridgeport's not flush with cash.
 
DIANNE FARREL TOOK THE LEAD IN HER ROLE AS 1ST SELECTPERSON OF WESPORT IN KILLING THE SNTI-WAR RESOLUTION THAT CAME BEFORE THE TOWN COUNCIL....SHE AN ANTI-WAR CANDIDATE? I THINK NOT
 
Post a Comment



<< Home