The Republican Convention Night #1: Giuliani At The Bat…

The Republicans put on an excellent show tonight, well at least for the last hour and fifteen minutes or so.

McCain gave a very solid, sober, yet rousing speech about George Bush, Iraq, and the war on terrorism and the 9/11 tribute followed by Amazing Grace that came after was quite moving.

But the clean-up hitter, Rudy Giuliani, was simply ELECTRIC. His speech wasn’t just a home run, it was a towering 600 ft blast that flew out of the park, cleared the road outside the stadium, and shattered the window of the local Democratic Headquarters across the street. It’s a real shame that Giuliani’s talk wasn’t shown on the networks because it was magnificent, the best speech given by an American politician since George Bush gave his September 20th, 2001 speech laying down how we were going to fight the war on terrorism.

It doesn’t read quite as well as it sounded, but it’s still a great read…

Thank you. Welcome to the capital of the World.

New York was the first capital of our great nation. It was here in 1789 in Lower Manhattan that George Washington took the oath of office as the first president of the United States. And it was here in 2001 in the same Lower Manhattan that President George W. Bush stood amid the fallen towers of the World Trade Center and he said to the barbaric terrorists who attacked us, “They will hear from us.”

Well, they heard from us. They heard from us in Afghanistan and we removed the Taliban. They heard from us in Iraq and we ended Saddam Hussein’s reign of terror. And we put him where he belongs, in jail. They heard from us in Libya and without firing a shot Qaddafi abandoned his weapons of mass destruction. They’re hearing from us in nations that are now much more reluctant to sponsor terrorists or terrorism.

So long as George Bush is our president, is there any doubt they will continue to hear from us?


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