Monday, September 01, 2008

Most Convention Activities Suspended

Republicans will be running an abbriviated convention due to hurricane Gustav.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced most of first day’s activities at the Republican National Convention would be cancelled due to incoming hurricane storms in the South.

“We are going to suspend most of our activities tomorrow except for those absolutely necessary,” McCain told reporters in St. Paul via satellite from St. Louis Sunday afternoon.

As he spoke Hurricane Gustav, predicted to reach Category 5 status, was approaching New Orleans, the site where deadly Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. McCain said,“It’s time to take off our Republican hats and put on our American hats and say ‘American we are with you and America, we are going to care about people in their times of need.'”
A Cat 5 hurricane would be just huge. The hurricane that flattened New Orleans was a Cat 3.

I think it is fortunate that we had Katrina as a warm up. Also that Blanko is out as Governor of Louisiana and Jindal is in. Unfortunately Ray "Buses Underwater" Nagin is still Mayor of New Orleans.
Republican National Committee Chairman Robert “Mike” Duncan said “essential” activities such as the election of officers, rules adoption and a vote for they party’s platform would be performed Monday.

“We will proceed with business tomorrow, it will be abbreviated,” Duncan said. Campaign Manager Davis described these functions as “requisite duties that are required…to constitute” the convention and the convention would resume “as soon as is practical.” Convention rules require that GOP delegates do meet and formally nominate McCain as their official presidential nominee.

Davis also said the GOP would refrain from any “political rhetoric” for the day as well.
Let us hope things turn out as well as possible for the people of the Gulf Coast. If you are the praying kind, say one.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

4 comments:

99% said...

"I think it is fortunate that we had Katrina as a warm up."

Nice. I bet you'd have a different opinion if you (or your family) actually lived down there.

Joshua said...
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M. Simon said...

Good response requires real events. The states run by Republicans did pretty well. Louisiana (run by Democrats) did not.

Now there is a Republican running LA.

It took Katrina to get rid of an incompetent Gov.

99% said...

Really? Your Republican candidate was busy eating cake with Bush while the whole gulf was drowning. I hope the cake tasted good, cause the bodies sure didn't smell too good.

I'm sure you donated to the relief effort, right Msimon? Or were you too busy begging for free ethernet cables?