Cheney Gets GOP Convention Slot After All
Despite friction with McCain, VP to speak on opening day
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2008 12:46 PM CDT
Vice President Dick Cheney will speak on the opening day of the Republican National Convention next month in St. Paul.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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(Newser) – Vice President Dick Cheney will speak on the opening day of the Republican National Convention, Politico reports. Cheney, at odds in the past with presumptive nominee John McCain and unpopular with the public, will speak Sept. 1, prior to President Bush. “John McCain will always treat the Vice President with respect,” a rep said after rumors Cheney wouldn’t be invited.