DATE: 9/20/2004 08:34:00 AM
Bush to Visit Maine - President Bush will visit Maine this week, and some Democrats are unhappy that only supporters are being allowed entry.
Jesse Derris, state spokesman for the campaign of Democratic Sen. John Kerry, said Sunday he believes that people who want to hear President Bush should not be pre-screened about how they will vote Nov. 2 before being given or denied an event ticket.
"It's unfortunate that the people of Maine cannot see their own president talk about why he should be president again," Derris said.Nice words. Perhaps Mr. Derris can explain, given the Maine Democratic party's preference for openness, why friends and I were ejected from a campaign rally by Senator Joseph Lieberman in Maine four years ago?