July 17, 2006

HOW MUCH CONTROL DO BOLTEN AND SNOW HAVE OVER THE SCHEDULE?:

Bond Criticizes, Invites Bush (Associated Press, July 17, 2006)

Julian Bond blasted the war in Iraq and conservative attacks on voting rights, yet the NAACP's chairman last night also urged President Bush to attend the civil rights group's annual convention this week.

"This year the convention has come to the president, and we hope and pray he is coming to us," said Bond, speaking at the Washington Convention Center, about a mile from the White House.

Bush has avoided the conventions since taking office in 2001, making him the first sitting president in decades not to have spoken to the group. His schedule for Wednesday lists an event with the notation "TBA," or "to be announced."


No matter how aggravating the appearance it would be great politics for the President to go there and challenge them to vote their values and interests instead of Democrat.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 17, 2006 9:18 AM
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I would not be great politics. The only information that would ever come out of such an NAACP visit would be about all the members blasting Bush. It's a waste of time and Bush knows it.

Posted by: Brandon at July 17, 2006 9:52 AM

Nice invite. "you despicable %**%_)@, we request the honor of your presence at our annual meeting, so bring your fat incompetant &*%% to our meeting..RSVP"

Like everyone else African-Americans can be trusted to vote their "values and interests".

Posted by: h-man at July 17, 2006 10:05 AM

Brandon:

Hopefully. Nothing would motivate the far Right more.

Posted by: oj at July 17, 2006 10:08 AM

I wonder if Lt. Gov. Steele, Secretary Blackwell, and Mr. Swann also have an opening that day.

Posted by: AC at July 17, 2006 12:05 PM

Perhaps Mr. Bush could attend with these gentlemen as his guests, on a message of what his party has done and will do (looking toward these candidates) for black America. The expected quibbling and accusations of racism (from press and NAACP alike) would seem more petty than usual.

Posted by: John Barrett Jr. at July 17, 2006 12:31 PM

Why should Bush go? All they want is some unflattering pictures for the print media and out of context "dumb" remarks for television. He should send Condi to give them a piece of her mind.

Posted by: erp at July 17, 2006 12:54 PM

Bush excels at turning perceived liabilites into real assets. He'll go, if Rove and Snow can negotiate the terms with the NAACP and the press.

Posted by: ghostcat at July 17, 2006 2:46 PM
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