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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.

BRIAN DICKERSON
Ex-Tiger Jim Bunning a shoo-in for chutzpah hall of fame
BY BRIAN DICKERSON FREE PRESS COLUMNIST December 12, 2008
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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