TAMPA -- The only interesting RNC announcement of the day concerns a "moment to remember" famous Republicans who died in the past four years.
Among those who will be remembered and whose names will be read are:
Paul Harvey Aurandt (AZ)
Hattie Bickmore (ME)
Dave Bitner (FL)
Andrew Breitbart (CA)
William Perry Clements, Jr. (TX)
Edward Derwinski (IL)
Kenneth Guinn (NV)
Alexander Haig, Jr. (PA)
Mark Hatfield (OR)
Harold Guy Hunt (AL)
William Janklow (SD)
Jack Kemp (NY)
Robert Mosbacher, Sr. (TX)
Charles Percy (IL)
William Bart Saxbe (OH)
Ted Stevens (AK)
Peter Terpeluk, Jr. (PA)
Malcolm Wallop (WY)
That's the name of a media disrupter snuggled in between the names of deceased moderate senators and the intellectual mentor of Paul Ryan.
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