Friday, June 10, 2005

Doyle, Bayh Scratch Each Other's Backs

Gov. Jim Doyle introduced the keynote speaker, calling the senator from Indiana a "common sense pragmatist and a champion for affordable health care." Doyle praised Bayh, saying that though he comes from a very red state, the last time he ran he got 62 percent of the vote, crushing the GOP competition.

Responding to Doyle's intro, Bayh said, "I always am surprised when I'm introduced exactly as I wrote it, so I'd like to thank Gov. Jim Doyle for sticking to the script."

Bayh went on to say he emphathized with Doyle for being in the situation that he was in. "An old saying around the circus is that the elephant act leaves a couple of unpleasant things you have to clean up. This is what your governor is dealing with now with the $1.6 billion deficit," said Bayh.

Praise for Wisconsin pols continued as Bayh hyped Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold for being one of "the best one-two punches in the U.S. Senate."