Bush to Appear at Pombo Fundraiser October 3
Early this morning, the Sac Bee reported that George W. Bush would be appearing at a fundraiser for Rep. John Doolittle. Buried in the story was this nugget:
Doolittle said Bush will also attend a fundraiser for Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, earlier that day, but that could not be immediately confirmed by the Pombo campaign or the White House.Now TV station KESQ has confirmed the story:
Bush will appear at a fundraising lunch for Doolittle October third at the Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. He'll do a breakfast for Pombo on the same trip.The earlier Sac Bee article quoted Sarah Feinberg, spokeswoman for the DCCC, on the significance of this presidential appearance:
”The president raises money for candidates who are most vulnerable or need cash infusions,” she said.Last week, I wrote about Pombo’s attempts to distance himself from Bush and his plummeting popularity. Now apparently he's so desperate that he has no choice but to appear side-by-side with the man. No wonder he looks so miserable in this picture.
This should be entertaining.
[UPDATE:] This is from Associated Press: “The Pombo fundraiser will be held at Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium.”