Four years ago this week, the Republicans were having their national convention here in the Twin Cities. It became the convention that infamously introduced Sarah Palin to the world. Meanwhile, Hurricane Gustav was hitting Florida, while the weather here in Minnesota was balmy... perfect weather for the SWAT teams that were ready to bang the heads of us anti-war protestors.
Today, the weather here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area is beautiful and will be so all week, and this year we will be free of those Neanderthal convention delegates. Meanwhile, Florida, the state hosting the Republican convention this time, is being attacked by a hurricane with a Biblical name (Isaac). Day One of the convention has already been cancelled due to the weather.
If it were the Democrats having their convention threatened by wild weather, absurdist TV-preacher Pat Robertson would be saying that it was happening because the liberals were incurring the wrath of God. Should we take this to mean that it's the Republicans that have pissed God off instead?