Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Thompson: Let Iraqis Vote on U.S. Presence

Photo is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/CandidatePhotos.com

This morning, former HHS Secretary and Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson spoke at the Politics & Eggs breakfast at the Bedford Village Inn. Thompson started his speech by describing that as a boy he used to work on a farm where he often handled eggs. As a result of that, he said that he does not like eggs and never eats them. The remark was received with much laughter.

His speech included his proposal that the United States should ask Iraq's representative body to hold a vote on whether or not they want the military from the USA to stay in their country or to go, and that the USA should adhere to that decision. After his speech, he signed wooden eggs--a tradition with politicians who speak at the breakfast.

This appearance was his only one in NH. An earlier scheduled event--a breakfast visit to the Chez Vachon Restaurant in Manchester--did not happen because his flight had arrived late at night and he had slept in later than anticipated.

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