Bush To Be MIA for McCain on Election Day
We read lots of emails from the presidential campaigns around here, but sometimes the most interesting ones say nothing at all.
Bill Burton, chief spokesperson of the Obama campaign, just forwarded national reporters an AP article, with no additional comment, that he thinks speaks for itself:
**BUSH VOTES EARLY FOR MCCAIN **
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush, who has been rarely seen on the campaign trail, cast his ballot for GOP presidential nominee John McCain. In past elections, the president and first lady Laura Bush have traveled to Texas to vote, but the White House said Friday they cast their ballots in the early voting process. Their votes are being sent back to Texas.
The White House also said the president and Laura Bush plan to be at the White House on election night.
The Republicans don’t want to risk even a moment’s photo-op of President Bush on Election Day. Pressed off the stage and into submission by his allies, it’s a fitting, final election day for a president who took visual bluster to new lows with a photo-op approach to governing.