Bush Addresses the RNC, Insults the “Angry Left,” Himself

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Two “really?” moments from Bush’s address via satellite to the Party tonight:

1. Describing McCain’s five and a half years as a POW: “If the Hanoi Hilton could not break John McCain’s resolve, you can be sure the Angry Left never will.”

Wow, not nice.

2. Describing McCain’s support of the surge during his presidential bid, risking unpopularity with the voters: “John McCain said he cared more about the United States not losing a war than he did about losing an election.”

Well, duh. Oh yeah, if only you’d felt that way in 2004…

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