He'll be doing this at JK Moving & Storage, in Sterling, VA, tomorrow @ 10:15 AM EST:
Jan 18, 2006 -- If you have a spare $500 and want to see President George Bush live and in person tomorrow in Loudoun County, contact the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for a ticket. Bush is scheduled to deliver a speech on the national economy as part of his preparation for his State of The Union speech at 10:15 a.m. during a stop at JK Moving and Storage in Sterling, VA.
Chamber Chief Operating Officer Bob Steere said in a press release that the chamber will not be making any money from the $500 per ticket sponsorship because the White House has asked the organization to pick up all the costs involved in the visit, which he said "would be extensive."
Is it better for Bush to foist the cost of his travels off on to the constituencies that benefit from him directly? Sure, right? I guess the Chamber has to pick up the Secret Service, Musco lighting, and scenery tab, right?
Will Bushie be wearing a hardhat or backbrace, in the mode of a scene-appropriate costume, reminiscent of his "Mission Accomplished" flight suit?
Is he trying to burnish his "everyman" credentials by visiting a moving and storage company? Will Republican burghers from NoVA flock to see their embattled leader grunt a few words and pose for photo ops with Roi du Soliel Arbusto II?
Is that worth $500?
Does anyone know if this debacle is to air on C-SPAN?
Perhaps one could brave the traffic out on VA-606 and hold up "Webb for Senate" just to tork him off a little...