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REPUBLICANS MIGHT DELAY AND TRANSFORM CONVENTION
Last updated: 8:02 pm
August 30, 2008
Posted: 4:47 pm
August 30, 2008
John McCain and the GOP are considering scrapping political speeches and turning their Minnesota convention into a "service program" to help victims of Hurricane Gustav, The Post has learned.
"It 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 Fox News today.
Originally posted by anachryon
How opportunistic of them.
Call me jaded, but after the royal cluster that happened with Katrina, I don't trust these pols farther than I can throw them when it comes to disaster relief.
[edit on 8/30/2008 by anachryon]
Originally posted by SIRR1
Yes I agree Katrina was a mess but you can't lay blame completly on GWB.
The city and state were run by Democrats, so blame needs to be shared.
I just hope lessons were learned and it does not happen again!
Originally posted by Desert Dawg
Or will they just sit on their hands and abide by the old rule of; a liberal is someone who wants to do good with other peoples money?
“The whole length of the wall was stuffed with newspaper.”
And when he confronted the contractor, the contractor blamed Washington for the substandard work.
“He basically told me when Congress sent down the money, it would be repaired the proper way.”
But during a recent trip to the area, two years later, it was apparent that didn't happen. Much of the newspaper had deteriorated or been eaten by bugs, but some still remained. In fact WWL cameras even captured the date May 21, 2006, on a page of the Parade magazine from the Times-Picayune.
Boy, why didn't I see that coming? A good way to get the RNC noticed. They are "so helpful" to raise money to give to the hurricane victims.
Originally posted by jetxnet
Funny too, how the last two hurricanes have been Russian names.
Katrina is of dutch, german, and swedish origin.
Gustav is swedish as well, try again