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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saul Nice to Cherry...What Gives?

     What a shocker.  Saul Anuzis is one of the last guys in this town you would expect to say anything even remotely complimentary about John Cherry.  After all Big Saul is the former state GOP chair and is about as partisan as it gets, yet when asked about the Cherry for Governor effort, Saul had nice things to say about democrat Cherry.
    "Anybody who underestimates John Cherry is making a mistake," Anuzis warms to the subject.
     Calling him "clever, a smart and very personable guy," Anuzis pays Cherry the ultimate compliment by using his name and John Engler's in the same sentence.
     "Cherry is one of the shrudest politicians I know…It wouldn't be a stretch to say that he is the Democrat's John Engler."
      Recall that when John Engler first ran for governor, everyone said with conviction there was no way he could unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jim Blanchard.  No how, no way.
     Well, of course, the impossible happened and now Anuzis is concerned, if you read between the compliments, that to underestimate Cherry as the D's did to Engler, could end up in four more years of democratic reign.
     Unfortunately for Cherry, one positive review from Anuzis will not erase the "can't win" mantra which is fully engrained in this town's psyche.  The challenge in the New Year will be for Cherry-ittes to find a way to prove he can win.
     Maybe Saul could do a TV spot for his long time acquaintance J.C.?
     Right and Kwame will pay back all the money he owes, too.


Anonymous Ken Sabe said...

The reason Saul (or any GOP'er for that matter) is complimentary to John Cherry is that JC can't beat any current GOP candidate. Andy Dillion might be able to. Knowing that, of course Saul is going to hope for the weaker candidate to win the Democratic primary! This isn't about underestimating JC, it about concern that Andy Dillion might put up a tougher fight.

December 29, 2009 at 9:28 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Andy Dillon ever sobered up and accomplished anything it would be news. At the moment Andy is just the tallest 4th grader in the legislative game of "king of the hill" that the little boys have wasted the last 4 years playing. Andy's patrons and advisors will give him job at DMC with the rest of the Wayne County cronnies. I never thought I would say it, but after term limits gave us such poor excuses for legislative leadership as Andy Dillon and his special friend Mike Bishop thank goodness term limits is taking them away.

December 29, 2009 at 3:06 PM 

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