This, from Sarah Palin’s speech earlier this evening at the Republican National Convention:
Senator McCain’s record of actual achievement and reform helps explain why so many special interests, lobbyists, and comfortable committee chairmen in Congress have fought the prospect of a McCain presidency – from the primary election of 2000 to this very day.
Our nominee doesn’t run with the Washington herd.
No, he doesn’t. But the herd is running. Do I hear the stampede of elephants–or caribou, in Gov. Palin’s case–from George W. Bush?
For all of the Democrats’ persistence in calling a McCain presidency four more years of George W. Bush, it’s worthy of note that the only candidate running now who has ever actually run against Bush is…John McCain. And that was in the 2000 primary.