Wednesday, August 27, 2008

GOP worrying about Gustav

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

We'll have more on this starting on Friday, and hopefully, the storm will not strengthen, but for now, the GOP is on alert:

Planners of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul held emergency conversations Wednesday about what to do if a tropical storm continues on its track as a potential Category 3 hurricane threatening New Orleans.

Gustav’s projected path suggests possible landfall on the convention’s opening day — Labor Day.

The storm could threaten everything from President Bush’s Monday night address to the broader Republican message of effective government management.

Local officials fear a Katrina II — a rerun of the storm that ravished New Orleans and badly damaged Bush’s image.
We wrote two years ago about hurricanes and conventions: See here and here.

Update: Sen. Landrieu is leaving Denver Thursday morning and heading back home.