welcoming cheney to michigan

I’ve just been alerted to the fact that Vice President Cheney will be coming to Michigan on Friday. He’ll be here raising money for Michigan congressman Tim Walberg. It blows my mind that there are people out there — people in my beloved state of Michigan — who, instead of jeering, would be inclined to open their pocketbooks at the site of Cheney. According to what I’ve been able to find online, he will be in Marshall, at the home of Fred and Arlene Homann. Hilariously, Fred Homann is trying to distance himself from the event in the press. Here’s what he had to say according to the “Battle Creek Enquirer”:

…Fred Homann said he was asked by a friend to host the party.
”I’m just supplying the facility, if you will,” he said. “I’m not sending out any of the invitations or anything like that.”

If you’d like to help welcome the Vice President to Michigan, here’s an idea, why not contribute a few dollars to Tim Walberg’s opponent, Mark Schauer. I don’t know a lot about him, but he seems like a good guy. And, how cool would it be if Cheney’s visit actually led to the Democratic challenger raising more money?

I wonder if the good folks of Marshall have anything special planned for the Vice President. At the very least, it seems like a good opportunity for a few signs along the route from the airport. He should know that we’re watching.

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10 Comments

  1. Posted March 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I wish Marshall had a nice resolution along the lines of Brattleboro, Vermont: http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0454699420080305

  2. nammeroo
    Posted March 5, 2008 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    ah, yes. The nice people of Brattleboro, Vermont are the exemplars, aren’t they. The point people to follow, as it were. We should all be more like the…um…what do they call themselves? “Brattleboroians”?… “”Brattleburghers”?… “Brats”? Anyway, be more like them.

  3. pot stirrer
    Posted March 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    What if made official looking signs that said, “Welcome to Brattleboro, Vermont”?

    That might scare the shit out of him.

  4. Posted March 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    You never know. Marshall has a history of radical liberal thought.

  5. mark
    Posted March 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to see the cops of Brattleboro try to arrest Bush or Cheney. I suspect the Secret Service wouldn’t take it too well… Although, I guess it’s possible that they’d just let them the cops take them away. At the end of the Wizard of Oz, after Dorothy throws the water on the Wicked Witch of the West, you expect all of her henchmen and flying monkeys to attack Dorothy, but they don’t. They cheer for her. I suspect the same thing might happen were the Secret Service were ever put in that kind of situation. My guess is that they’d let the cops take Cheney away… Not that I’m comparing members of the Secret Service to flying monkeys.

  6. mark
    Posted March 6, 2008 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    At the very least, maybe someone like this will be walking by as he gets out of his Hummer limo.

  7. Meta
    Posted March 7, 2008 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    He’s on his way. It looks like just recently left the Great Lakes Naval Station:

    http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2008/03/cheney_on_lake_michigan_missil.html

  8. Meta
    Posted March 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Others blogs on also looking to use this as a fundraising opportunity for Mark Schauer:

    http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/3/6/125835/3256

  9. Meta
    Posted March 7, 2008 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Schauer is using it himself too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZfqdrFl3Hg

  10. Robert
    Posted October 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    More bad news for Republicans: Mark Schauer is looking strong in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District race. He may very well unseat that strange guy, Tim Wahlberg.

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