Summers Plays the Bush Card (No, Not That One)

Republican Charlie Summers, a hopeful in the 1st Congressional District race for the seat being vacated by Tom Allen (who's challenging Susan Collins for her seat), has announced that President Bush has made a donation to the Summers campaign. But not the one you're thinking of, the one who has approval ratings below Richard Nixon.

Summers (who is serving in Iraq at the moment as a member of the Navy public-relations corps) is being supported by the other one-term Bush, the one whose war in Iraq was wildly popular and boosted him to high approval ratings.

Presumably, Summers is hoping that the son is nothing like the father (at least the father knew the value of solid intelligence), and won't actually support him: many Republican candidates for office are politely steering away from having, say, Bush fils make a campaign appearance.

So while Summers is in Iraq, staying the course, he's gotta be wishing someone will pull the troops out, so he can start campaigning.

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