Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It's so bad, Joe has to pay College Republicans to knock doors

Normally a politician would hope that he would excite his supporters to the point that he wouldn't have to pay them to go to work for him/her. So, how bad are things for Joe Knollenberg? He's having to pay college Republicons to knock doors in Rochester. That can't be a good sign for Joe.

College students offered money to knock on doors for Knollenberg

by: Todd A. Heywood

Tuesday (03/11) at 20:30 PM

Michigan Congressman Joe Knollenberg (R-9th Congressional District) will stump for votes in Oakland County in April, and joining him will be College Republican club members from the state. At least that is what Michigan Federation of College Republicans Chairman Justin Zatkoff is hoping.

"I am going to tell you how you can make money simply by being a College Republican," Zatkoff said in the video. "That's right, we are going to pay you to do what you do best: be College Republicans. It doesn't get any better than that. But actually it will. Just keep watching."

In a YouTube video posted a week ago Zatkoff goes on to tell viewers MFCR will not only pay $10 for each college student a group brings down to knock on doors for Knollenberg April 11 and 12, but it will also rent transportation for the visitors, pay for their hotels and food. Zatkoff said the MFCR will only pay up to $100 for participation in the event.

Knollenberg is in a closely watched campaign against former Democratic state senator and gaming commissioner Gary Peters.

1 comment:

MIKE said...

But Bruce, it is in keeping with the Republican philosophy of buying votes. They can't win on the merits of their ideology, so they buy, cheat and steal their way to elections.