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President Bush Lauds McCain, Attacks Obama Via Satellite

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ST. PAUL, Minn.–President George W. Bush spoke for less than 10 minutes via satellite Tuesday night in prime time, re-telling John McCain’s life story.

Introduced and followed in-person by Laura Bush, he extolled McCain for his perseverance as a prisoner of war, moving the message straight from Hanoi to the White House: “If the Hanoi Hilton cannot break John McCain’s resolve to do what is best for his country, you can be assured that the angry left never will.”

Laura got in on the attacks, too: referring to her husband’s efforts to combat malaria and AIDS in Africa, she mocked the Barack Obama campaign slogan by saying, “You might call that change you can really believe in.”

–Samuel Rubenfeld

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September 2, 2008 at 11:24 pm

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Bush To Likely Address Convention Tuesday Via Satellite

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ST. PAUL, Minn.–President George W. Bush will likely address the Republican National Convention via satellite on Tuesday, while he is in Texas overseeing the relief effort to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Gustav.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

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September 2, 2008 at 1:14 am

GOP Scales Back Convention’s First Day Due To Hurricane

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ST. PAUL, Minn.–Hurricane Gustav, now a Category 3 storm, caused the Republicans to scale back the first day of its national convention here so as not to appear celebrating while the Gulf Coast faces the largest natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans and southern Mississippi in 2005.

President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, both scheduled to appear Monday, now will not attend the convention.

“All program activities beyond the official business that must be conducted in accordance with party rules will be canceled,” said the announcement.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

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August 31, 2008 at 9:54 pm