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A Face from the Past at the RNC

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Former California Secretary of State Bill Jones had been out of public life for three years, but returned this year as the leader of California's delegation to the RNC because Senator John McCain asked him to take on this role. & He sees the tragic circumstances of Hurricane Gustav and the truncated first convention day as a sign of McCain's commitment to service above self. & But he acknowledges that the convention parties will still go on with some fund-raising efforts for hurricane victims added to the festivities.

Jones talks about the choice of Sarah Palin, the party affiliation of California voters, McCain's chances to take California, the candidate's position on illegal immigration, and President Bush's absence from the convention. & Bill Jones's recent hiatus from politics clearly has not tarnished his Republican credentials.

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