October 25, 2006
President Bush is scheduled to be in Statesboro on Monday. He'll be the first sitting president to visit that university town.
The White House isn't saying much about the Bush visit, but Congressman Jack Kingston's office expects Mr. Bush will be in town around mid-morning to lunchtime.
President Bush is coming to Statesboro to rally support for former Republican congressman Max Burns.
And it's the talk of the town around the Boro.
"There are more important things in Washington that he should be overseeing," one neighbor said. "The war in Iraq, the problem in North Korea. Many more problems than just stopping by Statesboro for political reasons."
"I think it's good for the President to come here," said another. "It shows that he recognizes this area. It's a shame that a president hasn't come here before now."
As far as getting the president into Statesboro, it's anybody's guess.
When he came to coastal Georgia for the G-8 summit, Air Force One landed in Savannah, and the president used his helicopter, Marine One, to travel from there.
The White House probably won't say any more about the president's travel plans until Friday.