Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Some of the more memorable lines from tonight's GOP convention:

"Senator Obama is a gifted and eloquent young man who can do great things for our country in the years ahead. But eloquence is no substitute for a record — not in these tough times." -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.)

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman voices his support for John McCain at the Republican convention Tuesday night.

"To deal with these challenges the Democrats present a history-making nominee for president. History-making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for President." -- former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.)

Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) spoke about John McCain's "courage" and "character" at the convention.

“John is an independent man who thinks for himself. He’s not afraid to tell you when he disagrees. Believe me, I know.” -- President George W. Bush

President Bush addresses the GOP convention
via satellite from the White House.

"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." -- Thompson

“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.” -- Lieberman

"Let's be clear ... the selection of Governor Palin has the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic. She is a courageous, successful, reformer, who is not afraid to take on the establishment. Sound like anyone else we know? She has run a municipality and she has run a state. And I can say without fear of contradiction that she is the only nominee in the history of either party who knows how to properly field dress a moose ... with the possible exception of Teddy Roosevelt." -- Thompson

“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 Bush

Extra: Lieberman and Thompson photos courtesy of the 2008 Republican National Convention and Reflections Photography; Bush photo courtesy of me.

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