Democratic Sen. Zell Miller will deliver the keynote address at the GOP convention. As CBS News Radio reports this morning, Miller "was also the keynoter at the Democrats' convention in 1992." USA Today notes the Georgia senator "is persona non grata in his own party," where they call him "Zig Zag Zell," "Zellout" and "a traitor," according to the New York Times .
Miller Says Democrats Lost Senate Majority Over Homeland Security Bill.
Appearing on Fox News' Special Report last night, Miller said Democrats lost the Senate majority in 2002 over their opposition to the Homeland Security bill. Democrats, he said, "wanted to hold out. . .for a strong provision about collective bargaining rights for the federal employees. And it went on for four months, and I was the only Democrat for 11 votes that stuck with the President and stuck with that piece of legislation. The election of 2002 came along, Jean Carnahan was defeated, Max Cleland was defeated and the Republicans took control of the Senate and the Democrats lost the majority, I think over that issue. . . . I just didn't realize how far to the left the national Democratic Party had gone until I got to Washington."