Of course they are canceling everything - the Katrina paranoia. G-d forbid, anyone enjoy their life. My take is if they get everyone out of the threatened areas we are all good. McCain canceling everything shows me he is not ready to stand up to the media. McCain says GOP to suspend "most" convention activities on Monday. Gustav weakens from Cat5 to CAT3 and the Republicans have cancelled the first night of the convention. NUTS!
The RNC put me in a hotel that was a$50 cab ride away from the Xcel ENERGY Center (actually it's a $50 cab ride from civilzation). Ali, my cab driver, said you have to move your hotel. He was so cool. He kept waiting for me where ever I went:) So he drops me at the fleabag motel and says go find another hotel. Go, go get one I'll wait here - no charge! So I ran it, google the area and made a number of calls and got a fabulous room in the heart of St. Paul - their cheapest room but oh so chic! Inshallah! The above photo is the media set -up across the street from my hotel.
Got settled in and made my way back to Minneapolis and attend the delegates party (below).
Check out the air force one fusilage (I could swear this was lifted from Salman Pac at Baghdad airport where Saddam trained terrorists).
First lady dresses, sweat stains and all.
Flag that waved at the RNC 1892
The schmuck outside the delegate party
And then to the blogger's party over at John Hinderaker ..........here's Paul Mirengoff, Scott Johnson and John from Powerline- the power surge
Atlas and Scott Johnson, Powerline (left below). Check out Scott's excellent post on the twin cities. Nina Yablon and Ed Driscoll (PJM)
Roger Simon, Pajama Media (on right)
Mary Katherine Ham ........and the Instapundit in the background
there's more ..............Atlas and Steve Green, Vodkapundit
John Hinderaker and Mary Katherine Ham
Blogging from the bar of course (Atlas and Miniter-photo left and Andrew Marcus from PJM right photo)
This from the NY post:
(hat tip kobi)
Sources told The Post that McCain himself might visit the Gulf Coast during the week of the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday. McCain is not scheduled to speak until Thursday. The contingency plan - a worst-case scenario if the storm devastates Gulf Coast areas - would turn Republicans into Red Cross-type volunteers who would help collect donations, food and goods for storm victims. McCain's campaign motto is "Country First," and he said helping people during an emergency will take precedence over accepting the nomination. "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.
Someone ought to tell McCain he isn't President yet.