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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.We wrote two years ago about hurricanes and conventions: See here and here.
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.
Update: Sen. Landrieu is leaving Denver Thursday morning and heading back home.