Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hand of God?

David Seaton's News Links
“I was just thinking, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in heaven,” (Michael) Moore said, laughing. “To have it planned at the same time – that it would actually be on its way to New Orleans for day one of the Republican Convention, up in the Twin Cities – at the top of the Mississippi River.” Business & Media Institute
That's one way of looking at it, but I just read this over on CNN:
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney will not attend the GOP convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, because of Hurricane Gustav, White House press secretary Dana Perino said Sunday.(...) A senior McCain source said Saturday that officials were considering turning the convention into a massive telethon to raise money for the Red Cross and other agencies to help with hurricane aid. "He wants to do something service oriented if and when the storm hits and it's as bad as it's 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.
So, it turns out that the hand of God will keep both Bush and Cheney from attending the convention... Don't you think that keeping those two politically poisonous individuals away from the convention is something McCain would have been down on his knees praying for?

You bet!

And wouldn't you say having the entire media fixed both on Gustav and the Republican convention 24/7, that this is a God given opportunity for McCain be all over the news cycle and to look, proactive, competent, compassionate and presidential?

A chance for McCain at the scene of one of Bush's greatest disasters, to be "McDifferent" and not McSame?

If I were an Evangelical, which thank God I'm not, I would gather from all this that our Father in heaven is mightily pleased with McCain's Veep pick. DS


Anonymous said...

Great post. I think Democrats are more worried about Palin than they let on.

South Carolina

marcyincny said...

I should think every pol associated with the federal government, no matter which side of the oligarchy they represent, would be tickled to see another storm wash away the evidence of how little they've done since Katrina.

Anonymous said...

God works in mysterious ways, eh? I thought that our two leaders had a direct line to God. More than one evangelical has said God chose W.

For cryin' out loud. The Palin thing is getting more weird by the day. Rethuglican family values are a hypocrisy beyond the pale. Oh wait, which agreed standards of decency are we talking about?

Monty Python anyone?

Anonymous said...

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