Bush Accepts the Nomination...

Posted by Peter

George Bush tonight accepted the nomination for President of the United States at the Republican National Convention in New York. He gave a strong speech touching on themes ranging from the War on Terror, to the concept that he has been pushing of an "ownership society". There were some genuinely moving moments when Bush was talking about his experiences on 9/11, and I think I even saw some tears well up in his eyes. I love having a strong leader who isn't afraid to show his sensitive side - when it is appropriate. He has heart, and he has the strength to keep our nation strong. More on his speech later (read it here) - but first, here are a few photos from the nights events:

My favorite part of the speech had to be this:

In the last four years, you and I have come to know each other. Even when we don't agree, at least you know what I believe and where I stand. You may have noticed I have a few flaws, too. People sometimes have to correct my English — I knew I had a problem when Arnold Schwarzenegger started doing it. Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking." Now and then I come across as a little too blunt — and for that we can all thank the white-haired lady sitting right up there.

UPDATE: From Everything I Know is Wrong:

Unemployment Rate Drops Again
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in August. Payroll employment increased by 144,000 jobs and average hourly wage was up 5 cents an hour.

Employment Situation Summary
Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 144,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Over the month, job growth occurred in several service-providing industries.
The economy continues to improve and so do re-election prospects for Republicans.


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