In contrast to the beautiful and peaceful setting of Mackinac Island the state Democrats were taking the opportunity to get in a few punches against Dick DeVos the Republican challenger for this fall's gubernatorial election. Greeters met island visitors as they departed the ferries with fortune (or misfortune cookies as it were) cookies that they said outlined DeVos' economic plan. The message in the cookies? "The DeVos Economic Plan: Outsource Your Job to China" and "Unlucky Numbers 11, 7, 06" which is the date of the November election. This is in reference to DeVos expanding his company, Amway Corp., into China while at the same time it laid off Michigan workers.
Maybe the Republicans should hand out their own fortune cookies with Granholm's Economic Plan. The cookie message could be "Governor Granholm's Guide to Economic Success: Prop up the Auto Industry and Cut School Funding Statewide."