The Gong Show was an old campy talent show (parody) where panelists would pull out a mallet and gong the most gruesome acts while the audience booed. Americans of a certain age will recall it as parody that made fun of the American obsession with “no talent, talent.” But today’s potential headline: “It’s all about Gustav and the state of Louisiana” is no laughing matter. It has also been called the mother of all storms. But I was skeptical because there will never be another Katrina. Women are stronger than men.
Gustav Will Be Great, No Doubt, but Gustav You Are No Katrina.
The fact that Gustav puts the RNC on the backburner made some folks gloat that God must be a Democrat and politicos with power can’t get away with saying that, but you can. The other headline was that Bush made his way to Crawford, Texas instead of the RNC when the storm was approaching Cat 3 (just downgraded to a Cat 2) and confirmed that it was taking direct aim at the Gulf. And once the mass hits land it will begin to lose strength. The impact however could be in the oil fields. They could be more impacted by Gustav than they were by Katrina because of its tracking path due West. Expect gas to go up and McCain's poll numbers to go down.
The RNC is also feeling the winds of this misery: California’s governor has announced that he will not attend the RNC due to the budget crisis in California. But President Bush announced earlier this week that he and Cheney would not be in attendance. Bush has set up shop in Crawford to be closer to command central so that he can better direct FEMA and get to the coast when the coast is clear.
No Bush, No Problem
Bush is sending Laura (who should have been the VP pick) in his stead. Bush and Cheney will be sorely missed at the RNC. And some are spinning this as good news for the McCain camp—no Bush, no problem.
In case you were wondering if Heloise was taking this seriously see my old articles because I have more relatives living in New Orleans (pronounced nuwallens) than Chicago. So I’ve called them and they have moved to higher ground or to a second home in another state. That’s the good news, but the bad news is exactly where this storm is going to score: bull eye to the west side of New Orleans!