On the first night of the convention, as the entire establishment media looked the other way, a representative of the New York Police Department sergeants union gave a brief speech enthusiastically announcing his union’s endorsement of Bush.
In a separate written statement, union chief Ed Mullins said of President Bush: “Less than a year after he was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States, the momentous events of Sept. 11, 2001, transformed the global landscape forever. From day one President Bush showed true leadership and poise as he vowed to pursue justice, regardless of where that pursuit took us. He made clear that it would be a long and difficult process, and that the war on terrorism would be fought like no war had ever been fought before. Never once has he wavered in his commitment to eradicate the terrorist threat in this country and abroad.”