Friday, December 12, 2008

Gibraltar Trade Center Cancels Bunning Appearance Over Auto Vote

Looks like former Tiger and current Senator Jim Bunning won't be taking any money from Michigan residents at this time. Sorry baseball fans.

Gibraltar Trade Center has canceled an appearance by Republican Senator Jim Bunning in the Detroit area this weekend.

Bunning represents Kentucky, voted against the auto bailout. He is also a former Tiger pitcher, and member of the Hall of Fame. He was scheduled to sign autographs at Gibraltar Trade Center in Taylor.

Senator Bunning was too busy to talk to the press, but the GTC's Jim Koester had this to say:

Mr. Koester said, “Being a business owner in Michigan for over 30 years, I simply cannot support anyone who, in my opinion, votes against the economic well being of our great state.” Mr. Koester went on to say, “The contract between us and Mr. Bunning was signed well in advance of the auto vote.”

Gibraltar Trade Center has supported local vendors and entrepreneurs who want to start or expand their business in Michigan for over 30 years.

WXYZ in Detroit then went on to point out that Bunning has had an "undistinguished career" and "was named one of the Senate's five least effective members" in a Time survey from 2006.