Rudy to give the keynote speech
Probably pre-empts pro-choice VP pick
Just saw this from the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention next month.
First lady Laura Bush, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain's former Republican rivals will speak as well.
The theme will be "Country First" with four days devoted to service, reform, prosperity and peace.
President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other dignitaries also get speaking roles at the convention in St. Paul, Minn.
This is probably good news, as it probably signals there will NOT be a pro-choice VP pick by McCain...given that Rudy is pro-choice, pro-gay rights, etc... It would be highly unlikely to pick a pro-choice VP and have another pro-choicer give the keynote speech. Would be too much like rubbing salt in the wounds.