"I don’t think President Bush would want to campaign particularly for me," said Rell. "I’m campaigning right now..with individuals who wish to campaign with me."
"I don’t mean that to be disrespectful in any manner, but I think over the last year there have been many initiatives that I have put on the table where I differ very much with the Republican administration," Rell added. (Hldaky)
Can you blame her? According to the Courant/UCONN poll released this morning, Bush's approval rating in Connecticut hovers around 30%.
Of course, it isn't like Bush would come here anyway. He was only born in New Haven, went to college at Yale, and is the grandson of a well-respected Greenwich senator. No connection at all. Has he actually come to Connecticut while president? I can't remember him campaigning for Simmons, Shays or Johnson.
I also can't imagine those three particularly wanting Bush to show up to campaign for them, either. The only people who would benefit if Bush set foot within our borders are Democrats.
Hldaky, Gregory. " Rell to campaign without Bush’s help." Bristol Press, 16 November, 2005.