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Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) gets baseball justice from the Motor City

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Originally published on on Mon, 12/15/2008 – 11:48am

Very few senators outside Michigan have as kind a following as Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY). After all, Bunning was a Major League Baseball pitcher who started his career with the Detroit Tigers. And Bunning won 118 games with 1,406 strikeouts with the Tigers from 1955 to 1963.

In fact, he was scheduled for some time to sign baseballs for $35 each and sign bats for $55 in suburban Taylor, Michigan over the weekend.

But then we have the reaction from Southern GOP Senators, Bunning included, strongly against the potential auto company bailout. And the GOP successfully worked to defeat the measure, Bunning was uninivited.

“Being a business owner in Michigan for over 30 years, I simply cannot support anyone who, in my opinion, votes against the economic well-being of our great state,” said Gibraltar Trade Center President Jim Koester.

Bunning has been accused on not having full control of his facilities. So perhaps he didn’t know that the Detroit where the Big 3 are is the same Detroit where he thrilled baseball fans and was planning to make a few bucks over the weekend. Now, he might have a better idea, thanks to having a lighter wallet.


Written by democracysoup

December 15, 2008 at 11:48 am

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