Monday, September 04, 2006

Granholm crosses bridge, promises vigorous re-election campaign
And John Truscott steps right in it down below...

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Jennifer Granholm crossed the Mackinac Bridge to the cheers of supporters Monday and promised to wage a re-election campaign that would expose the "vast differences" between her and Republican Dick DeVos.

"People don't know who he is," Granholm said of her challenger after leading the 49th annual bridge walk on a mild, overcast Labor Day morning. "He's been on the airwaves with beautiful commercials, but they haven't even indicated that he's a Republican, much less that he's even more conservative than George Bush."

With Republicans already controlling the Legislature, the Supreme Court and the offices of attorney general and secretary of state, electing a right-wing Republican as governor would "completely flip the character of this state," Granholm said in an interview, her face flushed after the 5-mile trek. "I don't think the people of Michigan want to do that. This is a balanced state."

As she made the crossing, a plane circled overhead trailing a "Republicans for Granholm" banner.

Yea for the intelligent Republicans, unlike Mr. Truscott.

DeVos was campaigning in southeastern Michigan. His spokesman, John Truscott, said the GOP nominee stayed away from the bridge walk because "it is a great Michigan tradition. It is not appropriate to make that political."

Oh, really? Check the fine print on this ad straight from Dick's website-

Oops. Guess that wasn't appropriate. How embarrassing for John. And Dick.