The Republican National Convention was in full swing today - much to the chagrin of Democrats who had hoped and wished for Katrina-like disaster in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. The convention picked up steam with its three main speakers tonight, President George W. Bush, former Senator Fred Thompson and Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman.
“Fellow citizens, if the Hanoi Hilton could not break John McCain’s resolve to do what is best for his country, you can be sure the angry left never will.”
- President George W. Bush dishing out the red meat at the restart of the Republican Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul
“Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy over the selection of a woman who has actually governed rather than just talked a good game on the Sunday talk shows and hit the Washington cocktail circuit.
“Well, give me a tough Alaskan governor who has taken on the political establishment in the largest state in the Union - and won - over the Beltway business-as-usual crowd any day of the week.”
- Fred Thomson on Governor Sarah Palin
- Senator Joe "Country First" Lieberman on the qualifications of his friend Senator John McCain and one of the many deficiencies of his U.S. Senate colleague Barack Obama
“What, after all, is a Democrat like me doing at a Republican convention like this? The answer is simple. I’m here to support John McCain because country matters more than party.
“When others wanted to retreat in defeat from the field of battle, when Barack Obama was voting to cut off funding for our troops on the ground, John McCain had the courage to stand against the tide of public opinion and support the surge and because of that, today, our troops are at last beginning to come home, not in failure, but in honor.”