Saturday, October 07, 2006


Veep "one of the most unpopular politicians in the country"

From the Richmond paper comes this delightful story. Dick Cheney is “helping” the compaign of George, Macaca Man, Allen.

The italics in the article text, as they say, are mine...

Vice president visits McLean for Allen campaign fundraiser
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Friday, October 6, 2006

Vice President Dick Cheney made a quick trip into Northern Virginia yesterday to raise money for the campaign of U.S. Sen. George Allen.

The Allen campaign did not announce the visit, made to a private home in McLean. It was announced on the vice president's daily schedule.

Polls show that Cheney is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country.

The home was that of Thomas L. Phillips, founder and chairman of Eagle Publishing, described on the Web site of its subsidiary, Regnery Publishing Co., as dedicated to conservative and pro-American ideals.

President Bush went to Northern Virginia in August to speak at a private fundraiser for Allen.

The campaign of Allen's Democratic opponent, Jim Webb, described Allen and Cheney as "two peas in a pod."

"It is embarrassing that Allen has to sneak the president and vice president through the back door in Virginia," said Kristian Denny Todd, a spokeswoman for Webb.

Former President Bill Clinton will come to Virginia on Oct. 19 to raise money for Webb. That event, at the private home in McLean of former Sen. Charles Robb and his wife, Linda, also is expected to be closed to the media. Todd said arrangements are being worked out.

Because of space limitations, events at private homes usually are open only to donors.

The Allen campaign would not say how much it expected to raise with the Cheney visit. -- Tyler Whitley

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