Gustave and a Tale of Two Candidates
Sunday, August 31, 2008 | Author: Mad Typist
Pop quiz: You are a candidate for the highest office in the land. A fearsome, possible devastating Category 5 hurricane is bearing down on the Gulf Coast. This is the same area that endured an unbelievable tragedy the last time a Cat 5 wandered through, and still bears the scars of that disaster today. People are starting to prepare for the worst.

Do you:

1) Offer your support and prayers, mobilize your supporters to send aid and money to the affected area, and respectfully decide to stay away from the area, since responders are going to be just a little too fucking busy right now to escort your politician ass around the crisis center?

2) Decide to fly down there and deliver your acceptance speech from "the devastation area", while people are busy trying to either recover their lives and/or help out the people most affected?

The absolute gall of the McCain campaign is breathtaking right now. The shameless exploitation of a national disaster to make yourself look more presidential? Gross. Shame on you, Mr. McCain, for even allowing this possibility to be discussed.

Look, whenever a candidate travels, it consumes massive resources wherever they go, because they require special police escorts, take time out of local politicians' schedules, and are basically a walking security risk. The last thing you want to do is take resources away from disaster relief to serve as your personal escorts.
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1 comments:

On 7:36 PM , Beers said...

ow the Republican's don't like Black people anyway, and don't want their votes so what does it matter if a few get washed away while John McCain is being guarded.