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Skubick to speak to Calhoun GOP

by: Eric B.

Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 14:03:25 PM EDT

This is kinda interesting.

The Calhoun County Republican Party will host a silent auction and dinner at its annual Lincoln Day Celebration next month.

Political commentator Tim Skubick, who hosts “Off the Record” on WKAR-TV, will be the event’s guest speaker. Donated items, including Michigan State University football tickets and a one-week stay on Marco Island, Fla., also will be auctioned.

I wouldn't necessarily read anything into this, because it's not terribly unusual for media people to speak to varioius private organizations (I once spoke to a local Rotary Club!) and what you can pull out of Skubick's work doesn't pose him as a rightwing bomb thrower or anything. It's kind of interesting that the Calhoun Republicans would ask him, however.

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He was willing to be a speaker at Democratic functions, too.
His fee, if I recall correctly, was a donation to a charity of his choosing.  

Great Lakes, Great Times.

Is it?
It's not unusual for someone in his line of work to speak to a private orgnaization, necessarily.  But, isn't a little strange for  someone in his line of work to speak to such a blatantly partisan office?  

If Mike's right, this is a pretty intersting set-up that would explain it.  And, as you said, I've never taken Skubic to be partisan.  I guess the worse you can say about him is that he's your consummate political commentator, which means he's overly concerned with conventional wisdom, which often tilts to the right/conservative by default.

This is still a little weird, though, which is why I think you posted it.

I think Skubick has spoken to lots of groups
I mean, if I was invited to speak to a Republican group as a newspaper columnist, I wouldn't have a problem doing it. I just don't think it would ever happen, for obvious reasons. I'm surprised that a group of Republicans would invite Skubick for basically the same reason.

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