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In accepting his medal, Vice President Cheney said that Ford "turned out to be a natural executive" and Noted that yesterday marked only the second time in history that an American president had seen the 30th anniversary of his swearing in.

Interestingly, Cheney began his remarks with the beginning of his campaign stump speech, saying that after the political gathering in Boston, he now had an opponent and then launched into his often-repeated line that John Edwards was picked for his good looks. Cheney then asked, "How do you think I got the job?"

The audience of friends and former colleagues appreciated the comment and laughed heartily.

Music makes (some of) the people come together:

We don't know about you, but we're wondering if the folks at America Coming Together are looking to branch out into music marketing after the election. America Coming Together has announced the release of a hip-hop remake of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody" (LINK; LINK), featuring, Missy Elliot, Jamie Foxx, Jadakiss, Faith Evans, Nate Dogg, among others, and Wyclef Jean on backup vocals.

The single, produced by Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, will be released on Aug. 16.

A full-length version of the CD hits the stores on Sept. 16, with bonus tracks including: "Give Peace A Chance" by Yoko Ono, "Talkin' Bout A Revolution" by Ben Jelen, "You're No Good," by Linda Rondstadt, "What's Goin' On?," by Marvin Gaye, "Stop The Fighting," by Ellie Lawson, "Hell To Pay," by Bonnie Raitt, "Freedom," by Jurassic 5 and "Change The World" by Babyface and Eric Clapton. It will also include a full-length DVD of the recording sessions.

All proceeds go to the "voter education and mobilization efforts" of America Coming Together (ACT)

Some conservative music-lovers are upset with the pairing of some of their favorite bands and the Democrats, writes the Boston Globe's Edgers. LINK

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