McCain avoids disaster but only temporarily.

Mr. President,
Your poor party is having a heck of a time with their convention. McCain had to dodge and weave to avoid one major calamity, but fortunately Hurricane Gustav kept you away from Minneapolis. Thus avoiding the unfortunate reminder that the most hated person in the world and John McCain is so alike.

When "Country First" John McCain picked an unknown junior Governor to be his running mate, I had to ask, 'Which country is he thinking about'?

When McCain cancelled the first day of the convention because of hurricane Gustav, one McCain staffer said, "This is McCain doing the right thing; showing leadership, and taking command, ” the convention planner said. " He ’s deciding how to handle this, and Bush is irrelevant.” He actually said you are irrelevant?

No wonder they didn't want you there. Unfortunately, you still made an appearance the next day but at least it was over a satellite hook up and not live. Do you have major cooties or what?

Sorry if your feelings got hurt but you often said you did not care about your legacy because we would all be dead a hundred years from now. So for the next hundred years or until you are no longer with us suck it up junior.

Back in 2000 would you have guessed that you would be a treated like a turd in a corner by your own party after your term was over?
At this rate you will be able to have your retirement party in a phone booth with room left over for a couple of trays of appetizers.

I have always liked the way you link disasters to politicize your agenda. The Gustav hurricane was no exception as you used your time before the RNC convention to use the shutdown of oil platforms caused by the hurricane to justify extending offshore drilling.

But, the star of the show is Governor Sarah Palin. And everyone has been head over heals in love with McCain's pick, but for different reasons. Far-right Evangelists adore the floor she walks on while she has been red meat for late-night comics and the media.

I look forward to the vice-presidential debate. Maybe she could use the same receiving device you had under your coat when you debated Kerry. Who was at the other end by the way? It had to be the whole team because lord knows you don't know very much about anything.

Enough bad news for the republicans lets talk about bad news for everyone else.

While business is way down, home values are in the toilet and foreclosures are at an all time high at least
weapon sales by the U.S. Government are up 45 per cent. War is good for business but I guess it does not trickle down to all businesses.

Cheney has not shown his face anywhere near Minneapolis.
He decided to rattle another saber at Russia instead.

If I were Cheney I would worry that some people in that region of the world maybe very hostile to him..

From what I have read he is not sitting in the comfort of an aircraft carrier group as he normally is when he bitches out the people he wants to bomb.

After meeting with
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev at a press conference he said, "The United States has a deep and abiding interest in your wellbeing and security."

How much fortitude and concentration did it take to keep Cheney from saying "oil instead of "well-being and security? ”

Cheney's energy policy of bribe, blackmail or bomb oil-rich nations was well in play as he arrived with pockets stuffed with money, one billion dollars to be exact

Although Moscow withdrew most of its forces, thousands of Russian "peacekeepers" have remained in the two rebel regions and in a buffer zone.

Where is Condi Rice? I thought she was your Russian expert? I guess her knowledge of foreign affairs is not as good as Sarah Palin's predecessor.

Thank God Sarah Palin, potentially our next Vice-President, has all that foreign policy experience by living next to Russia.

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