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Minnesota Junkie

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Last week, when I was in Denver, I had a chance to see Ken Rudin, The Political Junkie, in his element, out on the trail, editing scripts, wielding a microphone. Inside the Pepsi Center, he wrangled guests like a champion. At INVESCO Field at Mile High, he ate popcorn like a champion. And all of my peanuts!

I digress.

Ken will join us, as he does every week. There's a lot on the agenda: Tropical Depression — nee Hurricane — Gustav; speeches from President Bush, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN); the media circus surrounding Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — and her highly-anticipated address to the Republican National Convention tonight; trivia; and this little gem:

Whoops!

If you are a Democrat, what did you make of Lieberman's speech last night? He wanted to convince you. Did he? Republicans, has your party made its case? What do its leaders need to do?