Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tonight's schedule announced

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From the RNC

"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:

  • 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
  • First Lady Laura Bush
  • President George W. Bush (via satellite) (9:51 pm to 9:57 pm ET)
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.) (10:10 pm to 10:30 pm ET)
  • U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) (10:42 pm to 10:57 pm ET)
Michelle Bachmann is the one I'm looking the most forward to. This woman is nuts.

Update: The RNC has asked the networks for more the standard hour of TV time:

Senior party officials and strategists for Senator John McCain acknowledged that the storm-shortened first day of the convention had cost them a valuable chance to present their case for Mr. McCain to voters, and they were racing to recoup on Tuesday, and encouraging the television networks to air more of the proceedings than planned. “Obviously, we lost a lot of opportunity,” Rick Davis, Mr. McCain’s campaign manager, told reporters Tuesday morning as the McCain campaign and the party sorted out the line-up for the rest of the week. - NY Times

I hereby give the networks permission to give the Republicans 10 minutes of extra time tonight to show George Bush live across the nation.

Update: The complete schedule is here.