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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Republicans Consider Rescheduling Parts of Convention Due To Hurricanes - But Media Party Goes On As Scheduled


Officials with the McCain campaign and the Republican National convention are considering changing the event's agenda as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast.

The Republican National Convention is set to kick off Monday in Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota.

Sen. John McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, plans to meet with officials in charge of the party's convention planning in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Sunday to review the latest news on Hurricane Gustav and what their options might be and then consult with the presumptive presidential nominee to determine what changes may need to be made.

"I wouldn't call it a nightmare, but it is a very perplexing challenge," said a GOP official planning the event.

A senior McCain source said Saturday that officials are considering turning the convention into a service event, a massive telethon to raise money for the Red Cross and other agencies to help with the hurricane.

"He wants to do something service-oriented if and when the storm hits and it's as bad as its expected to be now," the McCain source said.

They are also hoping to get McCain himself to a storm-affected area as soon as possible.

McCain had suggested to a Fox News interviewer that the convention could be suspended if it seemed that a festive gathering was inappropriate in light of the destruction the storm may bring.

But according to the Drama Queen, they are going to party, party with the Media Party.


Markh said...

This might be bad news for the whores, I mean, um, massage therapists who came to town to welcome the delegates.

Aaron said...

I have to say, the party was packed too. Although, lots of people were talking about the possibility of things getting moved around with the hurricane and what might happen with the protesters.

Minneapolis threw a good party that showed off how cool of a place this is.

Keep in mind though, this wasn't really a "Republican" party, it was more of a Minneapolis + Media party. Per capita there were few actual delegates.

Minnesota Democrats Exposed said...

Aaron: The invitation (which you likely weren't given) specifically said this was the Republican National Convention Media Party.

This wasn't a "Minneapolis" party.