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Attacks on John McCain start streaming from the Democratic podium

August 26, 2008 |  6:54 pm

DENVER -- A parade of speakers at the Democratic National Convention began targeting John McCain in earnest this evening (a day late for Hillary Rodham Clinton loyalist and television talking head James Carville).

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius helped lead the charge, getting in a zinger that was easy to see coming (and which The Ticket anticipated).

"I’m sure you remember a girl from Kansas who said there’s no place like home," Sebellius said in her speech to the crowded convention floor. "Well, in John McCain’s version, there’s no place like home. And a home. And home. And home."

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania noted a McCain voting record in the Senate that largely tracks Bush administration wish lists.

Said Casey: "That's not a maverick, that's a sidekick."

As part of the Democratic effort to tie McCain tightly to President Bush, he scoffed that Republicans were "asking for four more years." After a brief pause, he added, "How about four more months?"

He stirred the crowd with that line, setting off a brief round of chants of "Four more months."

-- Don Frederick

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