The White House Press Office entitled this transcript of Chimpy’s August 12 Nevada appearance as follows: “President Speaks to Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.”
However, that’s not quite accurate.
Labor unions traditionally align with Democrats and have not been particularly friendly to Bush. So when Bush spoke at a Las Vegas union hall Thursday, the campaign used its usual ticket distribution policy to pack the hall with backers.
The crowd roared its approval throughout the speech. Some tickets were also given to union members. A few of them sat silently in the back rows.
Are they really fooling anyone other than Bush himself?