Thursday, September 07, 2006


Dancin' with the devil, Les and Deb edition

We saw a good bumper sticker the other day in Shaker Heights: "Too poor to be Republican"

Which brings us to Central Ohio's Shaker Heights wannabe: New Albany. Well, New Albany's founder, anyway.

If we were a bizillionaire whose company does a lot retailing in a state where the economy sucks, we might think it sends the wrong message to consumers and investors to be hanging out with George W and Deb Pryce. Especially when the national economy seems to be heading to recessionsville and shoppers are getting damn twitchy.

Gongers [sub. req'd] provides the details.
For the second time this election season, the Bush family is heading for Ohio to help raise money for Rep. Pryce’s re-election bid to the U.S. House. President George Bush is scheduled to attend a fund-raiser the evening of Sept. 28 at the home of Abigail and Leslie Wexner in New Albany.

Tickets for a VIP reception and photo opportunity are available at $5,000 per person. Tickets for the general reception cost $1,500 per person, or $2,100 per couple. Organizing the event is the Pryce-Ohio Victory Com-mittee, described as a joint fund-raising committee established on behalf of Pryce for Congress and the Ohio Republican Party.

President Bush previously has appeared at two fund-raisers for U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Cedarville), and for GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell. First Lady Laura Bush was featured at a Pryce for Con-gress fund-raiser May 2 in downtown Columbus.


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