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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 09:26 AM
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G4G Talking points for 09-06
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (62 Days until Victory 2006)

Fighting for Michigan Workers: The Governor renewed her call to President Bush to meet with Big Three auto executives when he comes to Michigan later this week. Bush has refused to enforce trade rules that would level the playing field for American carmakers, even as workers lose jobs. Now, the White House says that Bush will try to do the meeting after November.


The Wrong Priorities for Michigan: Bush will be here to raise money for Republican candidates. He will not be raising money for Dick DeVos though DeVos and his family and associates have been among the largest and most consistent Bush supporters through both Presidential campaigns, and DeVos is largely funding his own campaign for Governor, having contributed over $12 million so far.


Recently DeVos joined Governor Granholms call for Bush to meet with auto executives, but the reality is that he has supported and benefited from the policies that hurt Michigan workers for so many years.


Headlines from Around the State

Detroit News Column: Dick DeVos offers a new perspective of the city of Detroit
But it's a trifle disconcerting that according to Truscott, I'm the first person to point out the problem with the photo on Page 11 All the usual landmarks are present and accounted for: Cobo Center, the Penobscot Building, the Guardian Building, the RenCen. Except that the RenCen sits to the far west, and Cobo is to the east -- exactly the opposite of how you'd find them if you were walking from Grosse Pointe to Wyandotte. "I would try to be cute and say we took a photo from the other angle," Truscott says, "but that's not going to work." Nope. Somebody simply reversed the photo, and nobody caught it. It's just a goofy, harmless mistake -- unless you're among the people who think DeVos would just as soon clip Michigan's largest city from the map, in which case it might not seem so harmless after all. I was told that the first of DeVos' turnaround papers, whose topic is jobs, contains not a single use of the word Detroit. Actually, there are three, aside from some footnotes crediting pieces of information to The Detroit News or the Detroit Free Press.
Click here to read the full article... http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200660...

The Associated Press: Bush to meet automakers after November
Bush plans to be in Michigan on Friday to attend a fundraising luncheon in Clarkston for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mike Bouchard, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit. General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG all have headquarters in or near Detroit. The auto executives were tentatively scheduled to meet with Bush in May, but the event was postponed when Bush discussed border security in Arizona Earlier Tuesday, Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow both Democrats urged Bush to pencil in a meeting with the leaders of the domestic auto industry when he flies into the state for the fundraiser. Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said after the White House announcement that the governor was pleased by the plans for the meeting but "we hope it's not a pre-election pacifier and that the White House is truly interested in helping the auto industry and the people in Michigan who depend on it." In a letter sent Tuesday to the White House, Granholm offered to help arrange for Bush to meet with the auto executives at a site "that would minimize disruption to your travel schedule." It was the second letter the governor had sent pushing for the meeting, which she said is needed to discuss pension and health care legacy costs, intellectual property thefts and renewable fuels. Granholm sent an earlier letter in July.
Click here to read the full article...http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/business/index.ssf?/base...

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EmmitFitzhume Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 12:48 PM
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1. Great news MDP ad
This is a very well done and concise ad highlighting the difference between DeVos and Granholm's involvement in Asia. I think this will be very influential.

http://www.michigandems.com/plans.html

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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 01:59 PM
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2. Good ad -- thanks for sharing!
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