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In and outs of the political campaigns, focusing on Michigan and Lansing, Tim Skubick will report regularly throughout the primary and then general election campaigns.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

And Their Off!

One week before the official Labor Day launch, both candidates for
governor got off to an early start at their respective party
conventions.
But nothing is ever easy.
The Tea Party crowd shook things with a head-fake toward blocking
Snyder's running mate from becoming his running mate.
"This is our decision," bemoaned a T.P. loyalist as she felt a
little bit like the Brian Calley nomination was being jammed down her
throat by the Rick Snyder crowd.
Gulp.
During a mini revolt on the GOP convention floor, the tea pots
over boiled demanding a roll call vote to install one of their own as
the L.G.
But the showdown was averted when that candidate withdrew and got
pats on the head from the "GOP establishment" and boos from the other
T.P.-ers for caving in.
To his credit, Sndyer did not sign off when that same
"establishment" came to him the night before to kill the debate before
it began. He said he favored the "dialogue which is part of the
democracy."
Meanwhile in Detroit where the D's were piecing together their
ticket of Virg Bernero and Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, there was
some muted grumbling in a small segment of the labor movement, composed
of mostly African-American union guys who felt the Lawrence pick was
"not good enough."
It's not the kind of send-off the Bernero ticket needs as he
begins a steep climb to chip away at Snyder's 22-point lead.
If this was a contest over one-liners however, it would be Bernero
mopping up the floor with the nerd.
"Michigan does not need a CEO, a chief executive outsourcer," he
blurted out to a round of laughter and applause and then winked with a
smile of his own.
The CEO line is apparently here to stay as Bernero staffers showed
up with T-shirts with the same slogan.
Informed of the new one liner, true to form, Snyder just laughed
as he once more refused to take the bait.
Onto November.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please fix the spelling of the headline. "Their" off? Really?

August 28, 2010 at 9:42 PM 
Anonymous Sonny Steele said...

I second that comment. Do you need a remedial English class, Tim?

August 29, 2010 at 3:32 AM 
Blogger marv rein said...

Headlines r supposed too,attract readers,,and as I kept explaining 2 people,,"English" was/were kicked-out of American in 1776,with the "Kings English" Many need to be reminded at times,,and Americans,,TALK American.
and the tea party,tea pot,t-pers,,are more like RECON people,and us American's are sitting back and watching,and will take action as needed.

August 29, 2010 at 4:43 AM 
Anonymous Woodward's Friend said...

Why are teabaggers so convinced everyone is all the time shoving things down their throats? Paging Dr. Freud...

August 29, 2010 at 8:43 AM 
Blogger marv rein said...

The ages of this new movmemnt is ancient,when I interveiwed many,,they were the silent during the 70's protests,but agree with this one,.These r/were the people who just work their job, till retirement,thinking,work gets you up in the world.then when almost or retire,,only the government retirement worked,and all others were de-solved and while working,saw.UNIONs spend,millons in elections,and in TIME of need,,TOOK all the non-unions retirements away and still r laughing,,when you buy GM.it's a YES vote 4 Obama.
the many names these people r called,means these people will make a difference,evil or good,but they believe in good and so do I.

August 29, 2010 at 10:18 AM 
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