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Big Jim is available for pinch-hit duties

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The 2008 RNC does not have any IL representation at the XCel Center podium this week. None. Zilch. Nada. This is in stark contrast to multiple appearances from the IL democrats in Denver. So if the RNC gets in a pinch and they need someone to come off the bench for a spot-speech? Why not former Governor “Big” Jim Thompson? I caught up with him at the IL delegation breakfast this morning...

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