GOP Uses George W. Bush Sympathy Card to Raise Money
WASHINGTON - News that former President George W. Bush had heart surgery Tuesday to unblock an artery stunned everyone. The House GOP’s campaign arm used the event as an opening to seek donations.
Whether such things are crass is in the eye of the beholder.
“The procedure went according to plan and Bush is in good spirits. President George W. Bush courageously defended our freedom and our country, and we are missing his days in office now more than ever have before,” the National Republican Congressional Committee wrote in a mass email urging recipients to sign a “Get Well Soon” card for Bush.
The link clicks through to a page that immediately asks recipients to “Chip in $5 to help us send President Bush a bouquet of Bluebonnets - the Texas state flower.”
Other check boxes are available, up to $250.