McCain and Palin Rush to Gulf Coast to Do ... Something
It wasn't enough that the
president Republican nominee jumped headfirst into the Russia/Georgia crisis, going so far as to dispatch his Secretary of State Senators Lieberman and Graham to Georgia on his behalf.
No, now, as Hurricane Gustav roars towards the U.S., the Republican
president nominee and his newly minted Vice-President running mate are rushing down to Gulf Coast to...well, do something:
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are traveling to Mississippi on Sunday to check on people getting prepared for Hurricane Gustav. [...]
Aides say McCain and his wife Cindy will join Palin in traveling to Jackson, Miss., Sunday at the invitation of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour because of concerns about people threatened by the storm [...]<
The McCains and Palin will receive a briefing at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Ã¢â‚¬â€ a permanent operations center monitoring hurricane response
Given that, well, the real President isn't heading down there, and since I suspect the Governor of Alaska and the Senator from Arizona probably don't have a lot by way of hurricane disaster relief to offer, one would think that this trip were nothing more than a photo opportunity aimed at demonstrating that the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska can at least exude the aura of a federally elected official, while proving that McCain can understand how scared someone can be about losing their one and only home...if he tries really, really hard.