November 14, 2002
THE BIG SLEAZY:Let's Make a Deal (CBS News Washington Wrap)
The Shreveport Times reports that Louisiana's Republican governor, Mike Foster, said Wednesday that he won't endorse a candidate in the Dec. 7 runoff election for U.S. Senate, but he will support one of them. And he made clear that his support of Republican Suzanne Haik Terrell would be a lot easier if the Bush administration would approve his Louisiana Educational Accountability Program, which needs waivers in areas which conflict with the president's "Leave No Child Behind" federal program.
This would be an appropriate moment for Mr. Rove to ask Governor Foster if he'd rather help his party or have the President endorse and work for Ms Terrell in her primary challenge to Mr. Foster's re-election. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2002 3:33 PM