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Curt Schilling made a last minute appearance with the President this morning in Wilmington Ohio. According to the AP, the ace pitcher said Bush was a commander in chief who will ensure troops “have everything they need to get the job done, a leader who believes in their mission and honors their service, a leader who has the courage and the character to stay on the offense against terrorism until the war is won.”

This is not nearly as good as an appearance in NH as far as getting undecideds to post (I know Red Sox Nation is sprawling, but Wilmington, OH ain’t its capital). But it is an effective counter to Sox ownership appearing with Kerry this weekend. Let me go on record as speculating the Schilling’s about face on appearing with Bush had everything to do with John Henry and Tom Werner making a weekend appearance with Kerry in New Hampshire after trying to prevent Schilling from doing the same with Bush late last week. We all know that Schill was a little wobbly in Game One against the Yanks, but recovered nicely. Same, too, here.

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