August 8th, 2008
12:32 PM ET
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Cheney to speak at GOP Convention

Vice President Cheney will speak at the GOP convention in September.

Vice President Cheney will speak at the GOP convention in September.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The campaign camp of GOP presidential candidate John McCain has invited Vice President Dick Cheney to speak at the Republican National Convention, a spokeswoman said.

There had been concerns that Cheney had not been invited to address the gathering.

Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said it is likely Cheney will speak on the first night of the convention, but the exact day and time haven't been set.

The convention will be held September 1-4 in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

"The vice president looks forward to participating in the Republican national convention and continuing to work for the election of Senator McCain and other Republican candidates in the coming months." Mitchell said.

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  1. rommel panlilio

    don't you notice a big similarity between the veep and dick morris. the facial features are the same, the way they talk are the same and the way they think are almost the same. must have come from the same genes.

    August 8, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  2. Walter

    So what is that flapping sound you hear?

    It's the Republican chicken-hawks coming home to roost.

    Maybe Cheney and McSame can trade war stories.

    August 8, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  3. Lee from FL

    This is good news.


    August 8, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  4. theyaredesperate

    oh boy, I can't wait to watch the Vice-criminal who has really been president the last 8 years speak! Speak on what!?

    1. How Cheney and his lackey Bush lied to start a war to benefit the big oil companies/Haliburton/themselves
    2. How he and Dumbya's administration completely failed the Katrina victims? ("Heck of a job, Brownie!")
    3. the torturing of prisoners, making the USA look like a nation of barbarians and bullies to the whole world
    4. Completely destroying the USA's foriegn credibility and stirring up even more Islamic hatred for us (thus making us much less secure)
    5. Beating the drum for yet another war (Iran)
    6. setting all governmental policies in favor of Big Oil?
    7. Presiding over biggest corporate scandals in history? (Enron, Worldcomm, Adelphia, etc. etc...)
    8. Need I go on?


    August 8, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. leon levin

    Maybe he can explain how he had nothing to do with the name of Valarie Plane being brought to the public. I'm sure he'll probably lie his way thru it. It's a shame he and Bush haven't been impeached.

    August 8, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  6. rob

    Bush/ Cheney at the GOP convention will help Obama. They will remind voters about the cost of gas, the disaster in Iraq, Katrina. and the need for change. Obama 08.

    August 8, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  7. James

    I still don't understand why the people who voted for the war in Iraq haven't been charged with war crimes.

    August 8, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  8. withheld

    Ian..if Cheney loves this country..why did he and georgie porgie engineer the deaths of 4000 brave citizens..these criminal needs to be locked up

    August 8, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  9. DR. YES

    nevermind .i'll go to huff-post if you wont post comments.

    August 8, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  10. Remy, Titusville, Florida

    Ian: You are certainly right: Dick Cheney loves his country. And I love my country. The problem is that Dick Cheney believes, my country is his.

    August 8, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  11. Marc

    Will the people of our nation ever choose real morality, our constitution, and justice over the posers of morality like this cheesehead Cheney?
    This man outed a CIA agent. He should be tried for treason.
    This man took our country to war for no reason but profit, our kids are dying for his greed. He should be tried for treason.

    The very idea that so called Republicans would parade this aristocratic fascist out for their Nazi followers is an insult and a crime.

    For all of you morons out there, put aside for hatred of gays and your love of Jesus and actually vote for a patriot.

    God help us all.

    August 8, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  12. not an obamabot, thank GOD

    is this the same Dick, that thought it would be a good idea to have navy seals dress up like iranians and attack navy ships, so he can have his war with Iran?

    August 8, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  13. Jeronimo!

    If bad teeth were a crime, Dick would have to be pardoned by Bush.

    August 8, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  14. jason

    lets do fraud!!!!!!!!!

    August 8, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  15. Debi

    Kevin, you want a trust worthy candidate?? You do know this is politics, right?

    August 8, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  16. Mr. Burns

    "Excellent, Smithers."

    August 8, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  17. abdulkader

    Oh Cheney again ,
    Cheney is unique in American history .... He is the vortex in the White House on foreign policymaking. Everything comes through him & MCcain is in his pocket since he is badly in need money for election .

    MCcain can not resist old man nothing to say to the people of America except pack of lies and this job is qualified for CHENEY..........

    August 8, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  18. Al, NY NY

    Ian. Darth Vader doesn't love his country. He loves CONTROL and $. His meetings were in secret, he ignores legal proceedings, does what ever the h#*l he wants and doesn't care what anybody thinks. All he cares about is his $ from corporations, kick-backs, and shady back room deals all in the name of "advisory councils" which he then tries to hide behind executivve priveledge. Maybe when he speaks he can bring his shotgun out for all the yahoos in the crowd. Of course knowing him, it's liable to go off on somebody

    August 8, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  19. Tony



    You may not like Obama for whatever reason. To vote on party line is insane. The issues this country is in would have me either not vote or vote independent.

    McCain has voted with Bush 91% of the time! Do we want 91% of George Bush/Dick Cheney for the next 4 years?

    My prediction if so:
    -Gas will be $10/gallon
    -10% unemployment rate
    -Freddie and Fannie Mae crumbles
    -Taxes MUCH HIGHER (any smart business person knows that taxes has to go up to get us out of this $10 trillion debt...Bush has taken loans for 8 years from China and everyone else...If no taxes, how will the deficit come down?...IDIOTS!!!!!)
    -crime just insane (look this the economy goes down, crime goes up)

    I can go on and on...I just don't understand....I WOULD BE ASHAMED TO SAY I VOTED FOR BUSH TWICE AND WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN

    August 8, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  20. Pam

    That should be riveting.

    August 8, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  21. B E in TN

    Wonderful, why not invite all the other criminals, liars, that belong to the GOP, i.e., Rumsfeld, Rove, Delay, etc. then arrange a quail hunt for them with Cheney, lol. It is truly amazing that this bunch of arrogants have gotten away with creating so much negativity amongst the citizenry of the U.S. I suggest you see the movie "V for Vendetta" and perhaps you will get a better concept of what the Bush administration has created; hopefully, it can be changed before we have our own internal revolution!!!

    August 8, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  22. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    McCain/Bush/Cheney have all lied to perpetuate the war in Iraq. That is a fact that is well know but I don't expect CNN to publish this comment.

    August 8, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  23. JB - NYC

    Awesome!! Cheney is one of the greatest Vice Presidents ever. Too bad he isn't running for President. All your tiny liberal brains would collectively explode, leaving the US with only normal people that don't really care about terrorist's rights.

    August 8, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  24. larryh wi

    He should be there, why shouldn't he be? If I see one more comment refeering to Iraq and the current administration it will be to many. Funny, everyone supported the invasion of Iraq, Republican, Democrat politicians alike, and everyone in between, and now they turn against it, go figure. Let me see when was the last time we had a terrorist attack in the US, hummm, I think it was 9/11. Who should take credit for that, I'm sure nobama and his supporters would like to say he had something to do with it. Now Russia has invaded Georgia, maybe nobama has a solution for that as well.

    August 8, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  25. Josh

    Alice in Florid... Wonderland. No, Fantasy land

    August 8, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
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