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Monday, August 30, 2004

The Great State of Kansas

One of my favorite things about conventions is the big windup intros states give before casting their delegate ballots for president. You know, the whole "Great State of ____, home of the World's Largest ______, it's most succulent ______, and famous _____, ____." For the record, here was the Kansas intro, given by state GOP chairman Dennis Jones (to compare with what Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said at the Democratic convention in Boston, click here) and look for "Dennis Hopper, solved."):

The Great State of Kansas, the Heartland of America, the Breadbasket of the World, the home of such great former Republicans as Charles Curtis, Alf Landon, Dwight Eisenhower, Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum, and the current home to Sen. Pat Roberts, Sen. Sam Brownback, Congressman Jerry Moran, Congressman Jim Ryun, and Congressman Todd Tiahrt, proudly cast our 39 delegate votes for a man we need to lead this country in troubled times -- President George W. Bush!

Not sure how Kassebaum and Dole would feel about being referred to as "former Republicans," but oh well. The voting will continue intermittently over the next few days until Bush is officially put over the top. Missouri hasn't voted yet.