Obtaining Cheney Rally Ticket Requires Signing Bush EndorsementSo if you're not a Republican, you can't see Cheney speak. Has anybody on that campaign ever heard of a little thing we like to call marketing? Ain't gonna be one carbon-based organism at this rally that Cheney can charm over to his side that isn't there already. They're not crazy. Just achingly stupid.
Some would-be spectators hoping to attend Vice President Dick Cheney's rally in Rio Rancho this weekend walked out of a Republican campaign office miffed and ticketless Thursday after getting this news:
Unless you sign an endorsement for President George W. Bush, you're not getting any passes.
The Albuquerque Bush-Cheney Victory office in charge of doling out the tickets to Saturday's event was requiring the endorsement forms from people it could not verify as supporters.
State Rep. Dan Foley, R-Roswell, speaking on behalf of the Republican Party, said Thursday that a "known Democrat operative group" was intending to try to crash Saturday's campaign rally at Rio Rancho Mid-High School. He added that some people were providing false names and addresses and added that tickets for the limited-seating event should go to loyal Bush backers. [...]
An endorsement form provided to the Journal by Random says: "I, (full name) ... do herby (sic) endorse George W. Bush for reelection of the United States." It later adds that, "In signing the above endorsement you are consenting to use and release of your name by Bush-Cheney as an endorser of President Bush."
A Journal reporter, who is a registered Democrat, called to inquire about a ticket Thursday afternoon. He was asked for his name, address and driver's license number but was not told over the telephone that he would need to sign any endorsement form. He got the news after arriving at the Bush-Cheney office. [...]
The John Kerry/John Edwards campaign on Thursday issued a news release that asked, "Shouldn't all New Mexicans have the right to see their VP?"
Friday, July 30
These are Optimists? Try "Just Plain Crazy"
Wow, paranoia's running rampant in the Bush camp. Get ready to shake your head and laugh out loud. This is one of the most pathetic things we've ever seen in politics.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 3:39 PM