Monday, September 01, 2008

Gustav knocks Cheney off RNC podium

We were anticipating with much relish the Dick Cheney speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

Alas, the Veep was upstaged by Hurricane Gustav as it continues to threaten the Republicans with strong winds, torrential rain and terrible P.R.

One remembers Dick Cheney, Casper's not-so-favorite son being greeted with cheering crowds when he visited coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina three years ago. Oh, now I remember. He was greeted by a guy who said "Fudge You, Cheney," although he didn't say "fudge." After that, Cheney retreated into the mist.

Although it wasn't mentioned in the AP story, Cheney's non-appearance probably means that Republican candidate for U.S. House Cynthia Lummis won't introduce him.

The good news: Pres. Bush won't speak either.

The bad news: Laura Bush and Cindy McCain will talk to the RNC crowd about the importance of being prepared for natural disasters, such as another Republican being elected president.

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