Monday, August 14, 2006

Bush Who?

"Knock, knock."

"Who's there?"

"Bush."

"Go away!"

This is the new campaign strategy for many GOP candidates in the fall election. President Bush has become the Garlic Eater at the kissing booth, his sour political breath polluting the air and driving off the electorate.

That is why many of his GOP minions are not only avoiding him, but basing their November campaigns on convincing the voters that they are independent of their own party and Bush. (Washington Post)

Take, for instance, Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA), who repeats over and over about Bush in his campaign for reelection... "When I think he's wrong. I let him know." Sorry, Gerlach, don't think it will sell any better than Lieberman's last minute "Bush who?" conversion.

Maybe the electorate has finally caught on to candidates who talk the talk around election time, but don't walk the walk. As Gerlach's opponent, Lois Murphy, points out about incumbent Gerlach, he "has been a reliable vote for the Bush administration."

And that's about as devastating a charge as you can make this election cycle.

1 comment:

slskenyon said...

Ah, the inevitable "distancing." It's amazing that the Republicans will do literally anything to remain in office, or get elected in the first place--to the point of claiming they aren't the minion-ous supporters of their administration that they are. Incredible.