Monday, September 1, 2008

Republican National Convention

Should the Republicans monkey around with their St. Paul convention to formalize John McCain's bid for presidency?

No, no and no!

The national hoop-de-lah has been planned for months. Did the planners ever hear of or the Farmer's Almanac or even just newspapers that for decades have been reporting severe weather on the Gulf Coast for years in August and September?

Weather patterns in New Orleans are not national disasters. Sure, Andrew and Katrina and all the other hurricanes wreak havoc in a geographic area. Disruption of lives and the economy and the destruction of property are not to be minimized. But, when people live in areas affected time after time by the same weather patterns, they learn to live with them or they move.

Same with floods on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, tornadoes in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, snow and ice in the Rocky Mountains, fires in California.

The political event in St. Paul is an event, not a "festive" occasion.

The best thing that most policitians could do in a disaster is to get the heck out of the way and let people who know what they are doing, do it.

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