President George Bush just addressed the convention via satellite from the White House, after deciding coming to the convention during Hurricane Gustav might not be the best plan. The crowd was pretty enthusiastic about the president’s address, despite hard feelings among plenty of people here about Bush’s legacy.

Bush made a joke about how voting for McCain is “trading up.” And he made sure to talk up McCain’s pro-drilling stance: “He will lift the ban for American offshore drilling today.”

“I know the hard choices that fall solely to a president. John McCain is ready to lead this nation as president,” said Bush.

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