The warm-up acts

“I believe that electing John McCain and Sarah Palin will spark a return to God’s Word and a spiritual revival that will bring our nation together. God bless you, and God bless America!” — Joe Gibbs, Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner.


“It’s not about talking pretty… it’s about talking straight,” — Tom Ridge, former DHS Secretary


“By every measure, the surge of troops into Iraq has worked. Sectarian violence and coalition casualties are at record lows. 15 of the 18 political benchmarks have been met. The Iraqi’s have a larger, more capable Army. Oil production is dramatically increasing. This week, Anbar Province, once an Al Qaeda stronghold, was turned over to the Iraqis. And all American combat brigades who made up the surge have returned home.

“We know the surge has worked. Our men and women in uniform know it has worked. I promise you — above all others — Al Qaeda knows it has worked. The only people who deny it are Barack Obama and his buddies at MoveOn.org.”

“Why won’t they admit it? Because Barack Obama’s campaign is built around us losing in Iraq.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham

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