As many of you know, The President of the United States of America just passed through town.Â If you didn’t know, and you blinked, you didn’t miss anything.
However, you have to give it to Dubya.Â He’s coming to a state where he has a 66% disapproval rating, and where the Republican Governor won’t even see him (in fact, Arnold took off to LA while Bush was here).Â But,Â George’s fellow GOPs here in NorCal needed his help.Â Here is a quick synopsis ofÂ Bush’s activitiesÂ while he was around:
- Fundraiser for Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Tracy) in Stockton: $400,000.
- Fundraiser for Rep. John Doolittle (R-Roseville) in El Dorado: $600,000.
- Attempt to distract from aforementioned Representatives’Â connections to Jack Abramoff by only talking about the War on Terror in Iraq: Priceless.
In addition, when in Stockton, Bush also made a comment about the Mark Foley (R-Florida)Â scandalÂ (forÂ his pedophilic behaviour):
Bush said he was “dismayed and shocked to learn about Congressman Foley’s unacceptable behavior.” Some, including the conservative Washington Times newspaper, have called for [Republican House Speaker] Hastert to resign, but Bush expressed confidence in the speaker’s ability to resolve the matter.
Right.Â Money scandals? Ethics scandals? Pedophilia?Â Whatever! Let’s get back to talking about what brings home the bacon: that War on Terror!