Monday, November 16, 2009
Bouchard the Dancer
Mike Bouchard is no wimp. He proudly packs heat, is not afraid to use his hefty size to his advantage, so you would think he'd be the last guy to be an accomplished dancer. Watch how he dances around a very sticky wicket unfolding in the GOP primary for governor namely what to say about Mike Cox, a fellow candidate for gov. Cox is soaking up lots of free media, but not the kind you would necessarily want, over his role in investigating an alleged party at former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's pad. Cox concluded, "What party?" and tagged it an "urban legend" but apparently not everyone agrees although there is no proof to the contrary. So the issue on the campaign trail is the credibility of Mr. Cox. Your comments Sheriff Bouchard? "I'm just focused on my message," he laces up his dancing shoes. "So you are not going there?"
"I'm not going there," he heads for the dance floor.
"Why don't you want to go there?" "I'm focused on my issues," he taps away. He is pressed further and notes that if other candidates or voters want to comment on Mr. Cox, they are free to do so as he stands up for free speech just as long as he doesn't have to participate. "I'm not worrying about somebody else. That isn't where my focus is," he goes on. Well if that is the case, then Mr. Bouchard should be willing to promise that he will resist the temptation to exploit this story for his own benefit.
He waltzed away from the pledge dredging up a line we never heard before, "I'm focused on exactly where I'm focused," he repeated redundantly.
Points for staying on message but one final attempt, "Why not make the promise?" Here's why not: "Because I'm bigger than you," he smiles