September 1st, 2008
10:59 AM ET
10 years ago

Laura Bush, Cindy McCain to speak at GOP convention tonight

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - A White House official says first lady Laura Bush and Cindy McCain will speak briefly from the podium at the Republican convention tonight, urging delegates and television viewers to help hurricane victims. Mrs. Bush herself said at a Louisiana delegation breakfast Monday morning that she will give a speech tonight, and noted she will talk a bit about what a terrific first lady Cindy McCain will make. The Republican National Committee will reveal more details within the next hour.

Watch: Laura Bush reacts to the storm

soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Canadian Cate

    All this vitriol – it's amazing that you all call yourself Americans – what it sounds like to the rest of the world is that you are either Democrat or Republican – not American – grow up all of you!

    September 1, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. Will in Richmond, VA

    I think the really telling factor in this whole convention will be the ratings report on Friday.

    35 million people watched Obama's speech.

    September 1, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  3. desertique

    two weak soft women with no backbone, no morals and no conscience.
    two women who stood by and smiled while their men killed millions, planned on killing millions more, and nearly destroyed america and our dreams.

    September 1, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  4. Six Mile Line

    I'd rather watch the hurricane coverage itself. I have 0 interest in ever listening to Cindy McCain.

    September 1, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. facts are facts

    Laura and Cindy should be able to convince everyone that because Alaska is close to Russia Sara is the best pick for her foreign affairs experience.

    Your country is rapidly becoming the laughing stock of the world when they see John McCain is within 50% of the popular vote after all his screw ups including his VP pick.

    September 1, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |

    Trophy wives to speak tonight?

    What happens if they hold a convention and no one watches?

    September 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. Crystal W

    Changing the focus from the RNC to the hurricane is a nice way to bow out respectfully and not loose face, DNC hard to follow, they could never top it without being theatrical and in poor taste. Not at all convinced of any real humanitarian conviction of Bush, McCain or GOP.

    September 1, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
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