Posted on Sunday 31 August 2008

I wonder why John McCain thinks it would be helpful to have him in the middle of the post-storm mess:

McCain said in an interview with NBC that it was possible he would make his acceptance speech not from the convention podium but via satellite from the Gulf Coast region.

The formal business of the convention includes nominating McCain for president and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate on Wednesday. McCain’s acceptance speech, set for prime time on Thursday evening, is among the most critical events of the campaign for his chances of winning the White House.

Nothing like a little political photo-op to make relief and clean-up efforts go smoothly.


Nothing transparent about his motives, either.

2 Comments for 'Underfoot'

    The Master
    August 31, 2008 | 11:01 pm


    Perhaps McCain just figures that all the cameras will be in the gulf coast, so if he wants any airtime that’s where he’ll have to be.

    Or, maybe he’s decided that some footage of him filling sandbags and passing out water bottles will put to rest that pesky age thing . . . . .

    IMHO, he (and Palin) would be better off staying away this week and letting Bush & Cheney soak up the gulf coast hurricane coverage. He and/or Palin could then tour the place next week, with Bush and Cheney safely out of camera range.

    Just sayin’ . . . .

    September 1, 2008 | 8:54 am

    Yes, I agree (generally) with you, TM. This week would be a dandy time for political aspirants to keep their opportunistic rear ends out of the storm region.

    But Bush and Cheney don’t need to be “soaking up” the coverage either. They should be doing their jobs. Thus far, I should add, they seem to be doing exactly that.

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