Monday, September 1, 2008

Republican National Convention and Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane Gustav is racing toward the Gulf Coast and is now 88 miles from New Orleans. News reports are expecting the hurricane to hit southwest of New Orleans and that there will be flooding and possible levee breeches in New Orleans.

The Republican National Convention is responding to this natural disaster by adjusting its first day agenda. The convention will gavel in at 3pm and will adjourn at 5:30pm. There will be no celebrations and no major speakers. The work of the first day will be to vote on the Republican Party Platform. The remainder of the convention may also be adjusted based on the news coming out of the Gulf Coast. Expectations are for a more subdued convention with a focus shift to volunteerism.

President Bush will be based in Texas where he can oversee the recovery efforts.

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