QUOTES OF THE DAY....George Bush on his former ambassador to the UN, neocon lunatic John Bolton:
"Let me just say from the outset that I don't consider Bolton credible."
I don't often agree with President Bush, but credit where it's due: when he's right, he's right. Next up is NRSC spokeswoman Rebecca Fisher, commenting on the number of high-profile no-shows for this week's Republican convention:
"It's probably easier to say who is attending."
But why? Hurricane Gustav? Campaigning duties? Nope: "The party brand is in tatters," said [a Republican] aide. "The president is highly unpopular. There doesn't seem to be much excitement around the candidate. And there's a real fear of being tagged with the Republican label and being seen with George Bush."