As the guest of Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn:
Sources tell National Review Online that Gibson’s chairman and chief executive, Henry Juszkiewicz, will attend President Obama’s joint address to Congress on Thursday. Federal agents recently raided Gibson’s manufacturing facilities, suspecting that the company was using illegally-imported wood.
Juszkiewicz has vocally defended Gibson’s practices and denied the allegations. “There’s no doubt we’re being persecuted,” he said in an interview with the Tennessean. “But while I was sitting in my conference room, while agents blocked the door to my office, I decided two things. One, we were going to try and fight this in court. Secondly, we were going to give this issue visibility.”
He and Blackburn have done their part to gain maximum visibility. The networks probably won’t be able to resist cutting to shots of him as the president talks about creating jobs — there sits a man whose company, an American icon, has been all but wrecked by the heavy hand of Obama’s own government. Since there will be no official GOP rebuttal, an impromptu interview with Juszkiewicz after Gibson’s travails after the big speech should suffice. Get on it, Fox.
Update: Maybe Gibson should respond to the president with a little Twisted Sister.
The second verse of that song sounds like an Obama prophecy.
oh You’re So Condescending
your Gall Is Never Ending
we Don’t Want Nothin’, Not A Thing From You
your Life Is Trite And Jaded
boring And Confiscated
if That’s Your Best, Your Best Won’t Do