Take II: Stay or Go
governor Pete Hoekstra may have made one of the smartest decisions of
his campaign so far.
If you missed it, and shame on you for doing so, he sat in the
audience the other day as the President of the United States took a
pot-shot at him. In a twinkle of an eye he had to decide whether to
stay put or walk out.
He wisely choose the former.
But would have happened had other candidates been in that spot?
The "old' Mike Cox would have gone on stage and challenged the
president even though the former Marine knew he was the Commander in
The "new' more contrite and polite Mike Cox would have merely
said, "Thank you Mr. President" for the oblique reference and let it go
What about business guru Rick Snyder?
He would have stayed in his seat and taken it like a Nerd. He
would have ignored the comment but would have asked the White House
staff if the remark was part of the President's long term vision that
was part of a plan to reinvent the United States.
Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard a.k.a. John Wayne would have
sent in his pals from the Ottawa County Sheriff's department to detain
the President in order to check his citizenship to make sure he was not
working as an illegal alien. You can't be too sure about this stuff
and Bouchard is just the guy to protect all you "legals" out there.
Tom George, the Kalamazoo citizen/legislator/behind-in-the-polls
underdog would have stayed seated but asked for a photo opt with the
President afterwards. He needs all the free media he can get.
As for the two D's running for governor, it's highly unlikely the
democratic President would have uncorked one on them but just for
laughs, what if he did?
Oh my. This is the kind of stuff the Angriest Mayor in American
thrives on. Ole Virg Bernero would have told the President where to get
Andy Dillon, on the other hand, would have taken his decision
under advisement and waited a couple of weeks before deciding whether
to stay seated or storm out in protest...long after the Prez was back
on Big Bird One.