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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 04:11 PM
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Ex-Detroit Tiger Jim Bunning votes against auto bailout. He's scheduled
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to be in Taylor to sign autographs. I hope he gets run out of town.

Ex-Tiger Jim Bunning a shoo-in for chutzpah hall of fame
He may be losing his marbles, but U.S. senator and ex-Tiger pitching great Jim Bunning still has big brass cojones.

After all, most of the GOP senators conspiring to kill a House rescue package for Detroit's auto companies wouldn't have the guts to set foot in Michigan this week, much less hawk their autographs to beleaguered Michiganders at $55 a pop.

But Hall of Famer Bunning -- a vocal opponent of the auto loans -- will do both of those things Sunday when he journeys to the deepest heart of UAW country.

He'll sign baseballs ($35), posters ($45) and jerseys or gloves ($55) from noon to 2 p.m. at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Taylor, then head over to Solidarity House to knock back a few cold ones with UAW President Ron Gettelfinger.

I'm kidding about the Gettelfinger part, of course; Bunning more likely will be wheels-up before the sun sets on Metro Airport. I just hope he has the good sense to make the round-trip to Taylor in a Detroit-manufactured vehicle -- even if it does cheese off Toyota, whose largest American plant is in Bunning's home state of Kentucky.

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  -Ex-Detroit Tiger Jim Bunning votes against auto bailout. He's scheduled muntrv  Dec-12-08 04:11 PM   #0 
  - He's been cancelled by the owner of the Gibraltar Trade Center  Bozita   Dec-12-08 04:16 PM   #1 
  - Seriously? good for them. n/t  LisaM   Dec-12-08 04:18 PM   #3 
  - Considering that the entire show might have been boycotted, he certainly did the right thing.  BrklynLiberal   Dec-12-08 04:33 PM   #7 
  - Ky. Sen. Bunning, ex-Tiger, snubbed for autos vote (tossed from card show)  cal04   Dec-12-08 04:17 PM   #2 
  - Reaping what he sowed.  FrenchieCat   Dec-12-08 04:21 PM   #4 
  - He & his repuke cohorts have a lot of gall. Unbelievable.  8_year_nightmare   Dec-12-08 04:30 PM   #5 
  - I guess I should have read farther down. I kind of wish they would  sufrommich   Dec-12-08 04:38 PM   #9 
  - I truly thought you were going to say that he is scheduled for  BrklynLiberal   Dec-12-08 04:31 PM   #6 
  - Lol,this was printed in the Detroit Free Press and he's  sufrommich   Dec-12-08 04:36 PM   #8 
  - They should invite him and then throw buckets of ice water on him. Screw him. nt  Ilsa   Dec-12-08 07:07 PM   #10 
  - He actually woke up for long enough to vote against it?  KamaAina   Dec-12-08 07:17 PM   #11 

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