26 comments

  1. stuartasb says:

    From what I’ve been told there will be a rally in Perry, GA for Mac Collins and the rest of the statewide ticket on Oct. 31.

  2. Know Nothing says:

    Mad Dog-

    I think the Carlyle Group gave Bush a season pass to Saudi Arabia, so I’m sure he’ll be there.

  3. Chris says:

    What’s with the new property the Bushes just bought in Paraguay? On top of the world’s largest freshwater aquifer, no less.

  4. Mad Dog says:

    Laughing.

    Try again. He’s on video tape talking about the nickname.

    No MISTER in it at all.

    Something far more respectful like Puty Put (Bushs nickname for that Russian guy, Putin. Former Head of the KGB.)

  5. defnotrep says:

    Erick,

    Can you do a post on the IRS warning churches of losing tax exempt status if they violate church and state?

  6. Mad Dog says:

    Fogle,

    Did you watch Bush live today?

    He likes campaigning. I don’t think politicians should use Air Force One and local law enforcement free of charge.

    Don’t you think a visit by the President is a “service in kind” that exceeds contribution limits?

  7. Fogle says:

    “He likes campaigning. I don’t think politicians should use Air Force One and local law enforcement free of charge.”

    Mad Dog,

    It is not free of charge at all. The Max Burns campaign – and anyone else that hosts the President for a political event – must pay, at minimum, $140,000 for Air Force One, like they did earlier this month. That money comes from the candidate, not taxpayers.

  8. gatormathis says:

    And who paid for the Secret Service and Clinton’s travel when he came to Ga the other day? ABBC (anybody but clinton) probably.

  9. Mad Dog says:

    Fogle,

    Good response. But, if a Bush visit nets $400,000 in campaign contributions, isn’t it worth $400,000 as an in kind contribution?

    What could Burn raise if Bush didn’t show? Fair market valuation?

    Does the candidate pay all costs of Air Force One and the real costs of local protection, etc?

    Or, should I call this practice, Rent a President Cheap?

    The operational costs of Air Force One is classified. I’d bet $140,000 won’t pay for fuel.

  10. Mad Dog says:

    I think I’m wrong about the fuel.

    The plane has usable fuel limit of 12 to 16,000 gallons at $1.75 per gallon. So a full tank is less than $25,000 assuming use of run up fuel.

    Maybe $140,000 is a good ball park price for a round trip use of Air Force One.

    Imagine that. The government isn’t sticking it to the taxpayer.

  11. gatormathis says:

    MD
    Explain the humorous point in my above post to this simpleton. Thinking jokes are not all inclusive.

    And as the magicians say, “We have not met before have we?”

    right on.

  12. Mad Dog says:

    gatormathis,

    I love ya like a brother, but I’ve raised all the children I’m ever going to raise.

    I might be a little jealous over the joke. It was sweet! Wish I had done it. Really.

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