Thursday, August 10, 2006

The show must go on, but not for protest

No terrorism threat is going to stand in the way of people who want to give thousands of dollars to Congressional hopeful John Gard and get their photos taken with George Bush.

The show goes on this morning at a private fund-raiser, closed to the media, at a private home in the Green Bay area.

New security restrictions are causing havoc with travelers at airports across the country, but Air Force One headed for Green Bay. No problem.

Heightened security, while not preventing the Pres from raising big bucks for a rubber stamp he hopes to see in Congress, did shut down the park where anti-Bush activists had planned an event to "welcome" him. That's the park pictured. The event moved across the street, we're told.

Gard had this to say in a statement:
The plotted terrorist attacks on the United States and the United Kingdom prove that we need to continually be vigilant in the global War on Terror. Our highest responsibility is to keep America safe. We must send the signal to those who wish to attack our families, our freedom and our way of life, that we will not back down and let the terrorists win. We will remain steadfast to keeping America strong and will work diligently to defend democracy.
If that means having the President of the United States attending a fundraiser in the midst of heightened terrorism alerts, so be it. We've got to keep our priorities straight.

Bush had this to say, although it was not clear whether he was referring to the people who had planned to gather in Ashwaubenon's Hidden Valley Park:
Our fellow citizens are worried about are a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom and hurt our nation.
UPDATE: Wonkette is puzzled: Bush in Green Bay, for some reason.


At 2:29 AM, Blogger badgervan said...

Gard is going to need medical attention for the large scabs on his knees resulting from the Decider's visit. He'll also need some heavy duty detergent to get all the brown off his nose ( and quite a nose it is ).
By the way, just where is johnboy claiming to live these days? Still drawing that large, undeserved, taxpayer funded per diem? Sun Prairie? Peshtigo? Lena?


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