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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:45 PM
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So. PA Dems to Bush: PAY BILL FOR CAMPAIGN VISIT!
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 10:57 PM by gauguin57
http://www.lancasteronline.com/pages/news/local/4/7557

Free country, expensive visit

President's appearances here spark debate about who should pay the bills

snip ...

LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - President George W. Bush has returned to Washington, D.C., following last Friday's campaign swing through south-central Pennsylvania. Now the bills from that visit are coming due. York Mayor John Brenner, a Democrat, plans to bill the Bush campaign for more than $21,000 in expenses associated with the visit, including police overtime for traffic and security.

In Lancaster, a bastion of Republicanism, a suggestion that the Red Rose City do the same was met with little enthusiasm. Lancaster resident Gregory Paulson, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for City Council, asked Mayor Charlie Smithgall at Tuesday's City Council meeting if he planned to try to recoup expenses associated with the president's visit here.

Smithgall, a Republican, said it isn't something the city has ever done before. He said because Bush did not stop in the city - his bus motorcade only traveled through town - costs were minimal. ... Paulson replied that the Bush re-election committee has raised, to date, $215 million. "One would think they could take a $2,300 hit," Paulson said.

Councilwoman Julianne Dickson, a Democrat, said, "It's my understanding that taxpayers are not supposed to pay for any campaign expenses." She urged Smithgall to look into the matter....
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rabid_nerd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:47 PM
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1. Gotta love us So. PA dems!
nt
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:51 PM
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2. love it
we all should.


when vpfuck face came to our town, it took ALL of our police men to "block access" to the VP unles you had 1000 bucks for a plate of vegies
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:53 PM
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3. From the campaign trip that brought you protests, *'s bird flip ...
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 10:55 PM by gauguin57
Story about clever anti-Bush protesters (some of them arrested) in Lancaster:

http://www.lancasteronline.com/pages/news/local/4/7449

Blog about Bush flipping the bird to teen protesters from campaign bus (as featured on Al

Franken's AAR show, etc.):

http://www.livejournal.com/users/jiveturky/185733.html

Column on Bush "speaking for God" to Amish:

http://www.lancasteronline.com/pages/news/local/4/7565
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:31 PM
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4. bumping
for the day shift
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