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wazu
08-30-2008, 04:26 PM
McCain: I may postpone convention
By MIKE ALLEN | 8/30/08 3:52 PM EST

John McCain said the Republican National Convention may be postponed as federal officials said Hurricane Gustav was gathering to a devastating Category 5 as it headed toward star-crossed New Orleans.

“It just wouldn't be appropriate to have a festive occasion while a near-tragedy or a terrible challenge is presented in the form of a natural disaster,” McCain told Chris Wallace of “Fox News Sunday,” in an interview taped for tomorrow. “So we're monitoring it from day to day and I'm saying a few prayers, too.”

McCain also said: “I'm afraid, Chris, that we may have to look at that situation and we'll try to monitor it. I've been talking to Govs. Jindal, Barbour, Riley. Chris, I've been talking to all of them.”

Officials at the convention, which is to open Monday in St. Paul, Minn., tell Politico they are figuring out how to handle the formal business of nominating McCain even if some delegations are not able to attend.

The officials also are preparing program contingencies in case such speakers as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal have to cancel.

Maria Cino, the convention’s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement to Politico: "Like all Americans, our prayers are with those who will be affected by Hurricane Gustav. We continue to closely monitor the movement of the storm and are considering necessary contingencies.

“We are in communication with the Gulf state governors to make sure the convention is taking all the appropriate steps as the hurricane progresses. The safety of our affected delegations is our first priority and preparing for Gustav comes before anything else."

On Friday, Cino vowed on C-SPAN, in a quote picked up by the Drudge Report, that the gavel will come down.

President Bush, first lady Laura Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are scheduled to speak Monday. The government’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina still stings, and Republicans said they doubt the president would come to a political bash if New Orleans was facing an existential threat.

New Orleans officials said they might begin a full evacuation Monday.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/13007.html

Programmer
08-30-2008, 04:33 PM
So, should the RNC be delayed I'd bet the libs are going to have a heyday with it. If they don't reschedule the libs will jump through their own asses to damn the Republicans for not.

It's a no win situation.

Dick Bull
08-30-2008, 04:36 PM
So, should the RNC be delayed I'd bet the libs are going to have a heyday with it. If they don't reschedule the libs will jump through their own asses to damn the Republicans for not.

It's a no win situation.

if it hits, they should cancel

politics be damned, we are all still Americans

Messier
08-30-2008, 04:37 PM
I think it's the right move.

DaneMcCloud
08-30-2008, 04:38 PM
we are all still Americans

No we're not.

We're either Republicans or "moonbat Liberals".

And nothing in between.

Dick Bull
08-30-2008, 04:39 PM
No we're not.

We're either Republicans or "moonbat Liberals".

And nothing in between.

I'm gonna get moonbat tattooed on my pee pee

Bowser
08-30-2008, 04:40 PM
He should just forfeit the whole thing.

Donger
08-30-2008, 04:42 PM
Good. It's the right decision.

MGRS13
08-30-2008, 05:03 PM
Why? According to most of the gop ignoring the last major hurricane was the correct way to go. Why should this one be any different?

Direckshun
08-30-2008, 05:04 PM
I think he got the intended attention with Palin anyway.

Best to postpone it one week, and have your week in the sun next week.

beer bacon
08-30-2008, 05:30 PM
McCain should eat cake with Bush during Hurricane Fran. Just like he did while Katrina ravaged New Orleans.

***SPRAYER
08-30-2008, 05:31 PM
I'm gonna get moonbat tattooed on my pee pee


Get rid of the vowels and it might fit.

beer bacon
08-30-2008, 05:31 PM
Also, if McCain postpones the RNC for a week, he doesn't have to stop spending his donations for a week. Even better if he can sell it as something compassionate rather then a shrewd political move.

***SPRAYER
08-30-2008, 05:32 PM
McCain should eat cake with Bush during Hurricane Fran. Just like he did while Katrina ravaged New Orleans.

HELPS! HELPS! WHERE BE THE GUBMINT WIF MY WELFARE CHECK!

Bowser
08-30-2008, 05:34 PM
HELPS! HELPS! WHERE BE THE GUBMINT WIF MY WELFARE CHECK!


...

Logical
08-30-2008, 05:41 PM
So, should the RNC be delayed I'd bet the libs are going to have a heyday with it. If they don't reschedule the libs will jump through their own asses to damn the Republicans for not.

It's a no win situation.If they actually reschedule it, you have to respect that.

Dick Bull
08-30-2008, 05:44 PM
Get rid of the vowels and it might fit.


Heh, it all would've fit had you not bit and swallowed

just think you'll always have a little liberal in you

***SPRAYER
08-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Heh, it all would've fit had you not bit and swallowed

just think you'll always have a little liberal in you

If it had actually been me, yeah, a very little liberal.

Actually if I wanted to cut your pecker off, I'd punch Taco John in the jaw.

Dick Bull
08-30-2008, 05:51 PM
If it had actually been me, yeah, a very little liberal.

Actually if I wanted to cut your pecker off, I'd punch Taco John in the jaw.


why don't we just use the comeback against the guy who used the comeback first, we'll just change the names so I'll like clever

MCCAIN IN 08

YEAH

wazu
08-30-2008, 05:55 PM
if it hits, they should cancel

politics be damned, we are all still Americans

Agreed. And I don't want to see any political hay on either side from this crisis. For once, let's just see both sides go down to the gulf and act like leaders, the way Jindal and Nagin are doing right now.

Ultra Peanut
08-30-2008, 07:42 PM
Aww, that's adorable. He actually thinks he can tell the RNC what to do.

jAZ
08-30-2008, 07:44 PM
So, should the RNC be delayed I'd bet the libs are going to have a heyday with it. If they don't reschedule the libs will jump through their own asses to damn the Republicans for not.

It's a no win situation.
???

Zebedee DuBois
08-30-2008, 07:47 PM
They should just relocate it, and fight wind with wind.

jAZ
08-30-2008, 07:52 PM
I don't see the value of rescheuling.

1) They aren't anywhere near being at risk of getting hit themselves. They are safe.
2) If the hurricane hits NO again, the next week will be just as much of a conflict as this coming week. And really, there is no good time to do it at that point.
3) Maybe if Congress needs to govern in response to the issue, then having all of the elected officials in MN rather than DC would be an issue, but again that's true a week later too.

Appearances are the issue here it seems, and I just don't see how it appears any better waiting a week.

jAZ
08-30-2008, 07:54 PM
Agreed. And I don't want to see any political hay on either side from this crisis. For once, let's just see both sides go down to the gulf and act like leaders, the way Jindal and Nagin are doing right now.
Would be really cool to see McCain and Obama do joint visits to the region, whether or not there is a 2nd tragedy.

Zebedee DuBois
08-30-2008, 07:54 PM
Send Bill "no-spin" O'Reilly to the Gulf. He can neutralize that storm.

Dick Bull
08-30-2008, 07:58 PM
Aww, that's adorable. He actually thinks he can tell the RNC what to do.


It's really easy to get the RNC to do what you want them to do

just call them up and start the conversation with "Hello, this is MR. _______ with exxon mobile" or any other major oil co.

DeezNutz
08-30-2008, 08:04 PM
He's clearly pandering.

StcChief
08-31-2008, 08:20 AM
Get rid of the vowels and it might fit.
and don't forget the constants too.

Zebedee DuBois
08-31-2008, 08:24 AM
I don't see what postponing really accomplishes. The conventions are just theatre. Nothing really happens there that requires attendance. The affected Governors should stay at their posts...and miss the party.

Dick Bull
08-31-2008, 08:26 AM
and don't forget the constants too.

:spock:

that would be consonants if you're gonna talk the smack at least try to come across semi-intelligent