Although the Democratic convention and long, long anticipated naming of Barack Obama's running mate is all the news this week, the GOP is still churning out news of their own with the announcement that former Mayor Rudy Giuiliani and former Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman will have prime speaking roles in this year's Republican convention.
Giuliani is the Mark Warner of the GOP convention - in terms of speaking assignments. Both he and Warner address their respective crowds on the Tuesday night of their conventions.
Lieberman, on the other hand, leads off the night with the most sheer starpower (starpower and high approval ratings are not necessarily exclusive). Lieberman is joined by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vice President Dick Cheney, First Lady Laura Bush and President George W. Bush.
It is likely that both the President and Lieberman, who were on opposite sides of the ticket back in 2000, could not have foreseen the night when they would both be on stage at the same convention endorsing John McCain. But no one thought David Lee Roth would ever play with Van Halen again either.