GUSTAV'S 1ST VICTIM IS THE RNC
John McCain has all but canceled tomorrow's first night of the Republican National Convention due to the expected severity of Hurricane Gustav's arrival along the Gulf Coast. "This is a time when we have to do away with our party politics and we have to act as Americans." Earlier in the day it had been announce that President Bush and Vice President Cheney would not be speaking at the convention as scheduled tomorrow so that people wouldn't remember how atrociously they screwed up Katrina in order to attend to the emergency. The McCain campaign said that the opening program on Monday would be "business only and will refrain from political rhetoric." The status of the rest of the convention will be day-to-day with some speculation that we could see a telethon in order to raise money for those affected by the hurricane.