Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Didn't stick around for the drum solo
The Dick Cheney De-Fibbing Across America tour isn't exactly selling out:
New Hampshire Republican activists showed once again why the first-in-the-nation primary state can be the toughest place for even the White House to raise money.
Vice President Dick Cheney’s appearance at the Center of New Hampshire drew fewer than 90 supporters inside and roughly twice as many protesters across Elm Street outside Tuesday night.
Republican State Committee Communications Director Julie Teer said the total take from the fund-raiser for the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign was at least $200,000.
If all of them paid $2,000 apiece to have their picture taken with Cheney – and not all of them did – that still means a lot of no-show money came in.
Cheney’s 17-minute speech focused heavily on a spirited defense of America’s pre-emptive strike policy against terrorist threats.
How good was that seventeen minute speech?
Gov. Craig Benson introduced Cheney and left with his wife, Denise, halfway through the vice president’s speech.
Why does it seem like Republican officeholders are avoiding Dick Cheney like three-day old potato salad that's been left out in the sun?