"…it is Bush administration policy to have events in public venues open to the media…posted by Bill Arnett @ 2:59 PM Permalink …is the current lie being espoused by the ever more irrelevant and despised Republican Party. Seems bush and McPain wanted to hold a fundraiser at the Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona (McBlame's home state, right?) but ticket sales were so anemic they canceled the C.C. and instead 'opted' for smaller events held in various supporters home.
Here is the rest of the quote from Phoenix Business Journal:
A Tuesday fundraiser headlined by President Bush for U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is being moved out of the Phoenix Convention Center.Notice bush likes open events for the media, but the don't forget the screening of the public and the requirement that they must sign a pledge to support bush, or face inability to entry or forceful ejections if they managed to sneak in.
Sources familiar with the situation said the Bush-McCain event was not selling enough tickets to fill the Convention Center space, and that there were concerns about more anti-war protesters showing up outside the venue than attending the fundraiser inside.
Another source said there were concerns about the media covering the event.
Bush's Arizona fundraising effort for McCain is being moved to private residences in the Phoenix area. A White House official said the event was being moved because the McCain campaign prefers private fundraisers and it is Bush administration policy to have events in public venues open to the media. The White House official said to reconcile that the Tuesday event will be held at a private venue and not the Convention Center.
It does show that neither man can take honest, heartfelt protests from the public regarding their disastrous, disgusting, and damning policies that have so injured this country.
I just hope that Billy Bob's and Suzi's garage will handle the half-dozen or so contributors that might show up. I hear the menu for the event will consist of brazed all beef hotdogs, drenched in Grey Poupon, served with wafer thin slices of deep fried potatoes, with an optional dipping sauce made of a special chili and Velveeta Cheese mixture for the truly discerning palates.
After all, these people, while miniscule in numbers, are all VIPs as long as they bring their checkbooks.