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Things are finally starting to settle down and get back to normal. Today is the real first day of the convention. It is ON.
My day kicks with J.D. Hayworth. How hot is that? J.D Hayworth and I spent some time together discussing his radio show and the honor of serving. He's a Great American. Stream him live here.
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Inside the XCEL - things a poppin. Prager is doing his show and he's psyched he's if finally being broadcast in New York. Me? I'm thrilled.
Today is the real first day of the RNC. The divine news of no fatalities in the aftermath of Gustav was an enormous relief. The RNC raised millions for the victims of Gustav, The four Republican governors did a kick ass job. They took care of their people, the took care of their states. ALL FOUR REPUBLCIAN GOVERNORS. The real untold story of Katrina is how badly the welfare state of the Democrat party, Mayor Chocolate City Nagin and and Governor Blanco.
Announces Tuesday Night's Program of Events
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The 2008 Republican National Convention today announced the program of events for Tuesday, Sept. 2. The program will feature speeches by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman and former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson. Their remarks will reflect the convention's overall theme, "Country First," and the theme for Tuesday's events, which is "service."
"We are excited to announce Tuesday's featured speakers, who will share John McCain's remarkable record of leadership and service with millions of Americans tonight. We are looking forward to showcasing John McCain's life-long record of putting his country first," said Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan.
"From his days as a POW who refused early release to his 20-year career in the U.S. Senate, John McCain has always put country first. Tonight's program will reflect his unmatched commitment to service and his vision for increasing Americans' participation in service and volunteer activities," said Rick Davis, McCain 2008 campaign manager.
Among the other speakers announced today are President George W. Bush (via satellite), First Lady Laura Bush, U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio), U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.), and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.).
The program of events follows. Biographies for participants will be available on the 2008 Republican National Convention Media Portal this afternoon. To access the media portal, go to portal.gopconvention2008.com.
An announcement about additional program participants is forth-coming.
"Love of country, my friends, is another way of saying love of your fellow countrymen."
--Sen. John McCain
John McCain's commitment
to his fellow Americans, a commitment forged in service to his country, is one
of the defining hallmarks of his life. Tuesday's events will highlight John
McCain's record of service and sacrifice and reflect his commitment to serving a
cause greater than one's own self-interest.
Speakers will include:
- President George W. Bush (via satellite)
- First Lady Laura Bush
- U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.)
- Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.)
- U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio)
- U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.)
- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.)
- Robert M. "Mike" Duncan, Chairman of the Republican National Committee
- Jo Ann Davidson, Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Chairman of the 2008 Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements
Bloggers at work. I went down to the Press filing center -- won't work too much from here. Very outta the way but fellow bloggers can be found here. Fausta (below left) conducts a podcast on my left and the sardonic, smart and fookin funny Scrappleface on my right.
In the comment section, “neverforget” asked the following:
Comment: I want to know if there is any whispering about dumping Sarah Palin or forcing her to withdraw. If they do, then not another dime from me, and I want the $800 I donated after she was announced back. I am angry that on his web site they still have the generic VP candidate listed for future events. I have written twice to them without a response.
There has been no talk, no whispers about dropping Palin. Everyone here is excited about her. Don't believe leftard memes.
Atlas and the man, PENCE! Impromptu unterviews