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Convention Delay

It’s sort of gross to talk about a natural disaster in terms of its political effect, but it’s what everyone is doing. 

There are a couple of political upsides to what’s happening here: 1) It’s President Bush’s night that’s being cancelled; 2) It creates a drama around the convention that wouldn’t have existed otherwise (although the Palin pick had juiced things up considerably); 3) McCain is able to showcase his non-partisan leadership in the course of what is an actual event, as opposed to the stilted stagecraft of a convention.

Anyway, let’s hope and pray that Gustav fizzles and we’re all focused on non-hurricane politics by Tuesday.


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