Freedom Meatballs, Anyone?
Sen. John McCain announces at Mississippi's Emergency Management Headquarters that the GOP national convention's opening speeches will be cut short. In the background, Tony Bourdain silently thanks God.
Has anyone else been getting the impression that the upcoming Republican National Convention is either cursed or heralds the End of Days?
Minnesota police have been busy this week arresting and charging leftist anarchists who have been found to be possessing dangerous "weapons" such as slingshots and urine.
Talk about pissing off the GOP.
Today in a highly-symbolic and -calculated speech at Mississippi's Emergency Management HQ designed to put humanitarianism above politics, John McCain took belated potshots at the Bush administration over Hurricane Katrina three years ago. In the act of putting politics in the back seat, McCain said, "This is a time when we have to do away with our party politics and we have to act as Americans... I have every expectation that we will not see the mistakes of Katrina repeated."
Then, to show what a regular guy he is, McCain will not be accepting his party's nomination on the convention floor but via satellite on the Gulf Coast. Seriously. So I trust we won't be seeing repeats of this or this, for instance.
Perhaps the Republican Party is on to something by planning on cutting the opening speeches from 7 hours to 2 1/2: Hurricanes feed off hot air.
In order to show the Republican Party's compassionate conservatism, disgraced ex Congressman Kurt Weldon has taken a proactive stance against Hurricane Gustav by calling for the Congressional Cafeteria to change the name Swedish meatballs to Freedom meatballs.