Miller To Be Keynote Speaker At GOP Convention After Doing The Same For Clinton In 1992
ABC World News Tonight reports a Democrat "will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention. Georgia Senator Zell Miller supports the President's tax cuts and has consistently voted with Republicans against his own party. Miller, who" announced his plans to retire "in January, was the Democratic keynote speaker a dozen years ago." USA Today notes Miller "gave the keynote speech at Bill Clinton's 1992 nominating convention."
President, First Lady Working On Convention Speeches At Texas Ranch.
As the controversy over the Swift Veterans for Truth ads rages on, the AP reports that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush "are involved in a little he-said, she-said business here at the presidential ranch. He's working on the acceptance speech he'll deliver in two weeks at the Republican National Convention. She's working on one she'll deliver earlier at the convention."
Cheney Set To Break Out After Republican Convention.
White House officials said today that Vice President Dick Cheney would greatly expand his campaigning and public appearances after the Republican National Convention in a bid to let voters compare him to Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards. "You'll be seeing a lot of Cheney," said one insider. "No more undisclosed location stuff." Officials hope to build up Cheney's image and persona leading into the vice presidential debates where they expect him to provide a studied, almost fatherly figure compared to Edwards' youthful portrait. While Edwards remains popular on the stump, the Bush team views him more as a "Dan Quayle figure," said one, explaining that he just looks too young, inexperienced and eager for the vice president's job. The Bush team believes that like Quayle, Edwards is being sent to second-tier markets because he hasn't helped Sen. John Kerry the way the Democratic candidate hoped he would.