Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bush endorses Schwarz

With 111 days until the primary, U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz began today touting President George W. Bush’s endorsement of his re-election bid.
Bush said in a statement released today by Schwarz’s campaign that the first-term congressman from Battle Creek “is common sense for Michigan.”
“I appreciate his hard work, especially on education, national security and health care,” Bush said in a statement. “Joe is a fine Republican who deserves re-election.”
Schwarz called the endorsement “a true reflection of my record,” Ken Thomas of the Associated Press reported today.
Schwarz, an admitted moderate Republican, faces his conservative archrival, former state Rep. Tim Walberg, in the Aug. 8 primary.
President Bush’s relationship with Congress has gone sour since being re-elected in November 2004. Lately he’s been trying to mend those relationship woes with a shake-up in his staff.

9 Comments:

Anonymous LeftEyeOnTheRight said...

Bush just made one of many moves to avoid impeachment. Who says maverick's can't be bought?

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schwarz is a Bush supporter. Neither he nor his fellow Republicans, not even most Democrats, have any interest in impeaching the president on political grounds.

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like any republicans would vote for impeachment.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm personally kind of disgusted by the tone of some of the postings.

Let's get back to the facts, plain and simple. To the people who seem to be supporting Walberg: Can you tell me what he's done for the Adrian area?

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tone is a result of the negative campaigning. Its what resonates with a core group in each party and it will only cease when it stops working. The boy from BC is in for a long-haul.

Bash Bush, blame him for everything. Bash the liberal media, their fault. Blame, blame, blame. I too would like to see a debate on issues, but it is not likely to happen because the big money interests don't care about our local issues.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of your opinions on Bush, Schwarz earned the endorsement of the President of the United States. The President doesn't have to endorse anybody, but his comments are genuine and Schwarz has proved himself in Washington. Few, if any, freshmen Congressmen EARN an endorsement from POTUS. That's pretty remarkable and compliment to the 7th District which has wandered in obscurity for far too many years.

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter what your personal feelings toward the president are, he is still the leader of the free world, and a nod from him is an honor for the district and speaks volumes about the repect other leaders have for Schwarz

10:23 AM  
Blogger Allan said...

The President always endorses congressional incumbents, for better or worse. There is nothing unusual or surprising about this endorsement.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

allan,

Once again you are making things up. Maybe you got some misinformation. The President is a busy guy and for him to take time out of his work to weigh in on a race for Congress is really a big deal. The funny thing is a fringe candidate like Walberg tries to downplay it. I bet the real problem is Walberg was a huge Bush supporter and feels like the President turned on him. I think that is the issue. I remember Tim was a big part of Bush's success in 2000. He is probably mad like he was in '04 when Right to Life snubbed him.

10:26 AM  

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