Friday, November 11, 2005

Bush Gets Request to Campaign in Wisconsin – From Democrats

On the lighter side of this somber day, My friend Thomas McCullock of forwards an amusing item about a request made to President Bush to come and campaign in Wisconsin – except the request came from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW).

In a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, DPW Chairman Joe Wineke acknowledged that Bush's "help" for fellow Republicans on Tuesday had assisted Democrats greatly in their victories.

“I would like to extend an invitation for you to visit Wisconsin on behalf of Republicans the day before our general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2006,” Wineke offered in light of Bush’s visit to Virginia the day before the election in an unsuccessful effort to elect a Republican governor in a southern state that Bush won a year ago by 8 percentage points.

"Early November can be a beautiful time of the year in Wisconsin," Wineke concludes in his letter to Bush. "Again, I extend an invitation for you to come and rally our troops, as well as the independent voters who are now steadfast in their opposition to you."

Here's hoping the president takes the DPW up on their request for help in getting out the Democratic vote.