Bush/Cheney not appearing in primetime is a blessing in disguise
By Chris Ingram
With the media hype over hurricane Gustav bearing down on the Gulf Coast you would think the storm devastation had already occurred. John McCain and the G.O.P., not taking any chances of being directly reminded of George W. Bush’s inept response to hurricane Katrina (the media will do that), have cancelled tonight’s primetime convention activities.
John McCain’s prayers have been answered. The prayer went something like this:
I have been your faithful servant for many years. Your support when I was in the Hanoi Hilton saved my life. For that I thank you.
You have blessed me with a wonderful wife and family. For that I thank you.
You gave me the leadership skills to become a United States Senator and to pass a signature bill with my name on it. You know “McCain/Feingold” – officially known as Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform. For that I thank you. However, the bill really stinks. I wish W. had vetoed it. I thought he would have after it passed and I got all that free press, but he didn’t. Conservatives who loath the bill always forget the fact that Bush could have sent the bill packing by vetoing it. They have short memories, but hopefully this Palin thing works to bring them over.
Oh, and thanks for Palin. My Blackberry has been buzzing for three days with messages from old Navy buddies commenting about what a hottie she is. Bob Dole even called and said she’s so hot he doesn’t need anymore Viagra! I didn’t pick her because she’s an attractive young woman though. I picked her because she’s going to help me win over all those angry Hillary Clinton supporters. For Sarah Palin, I thank you.
Most of all though God, I thank you for hurricane Gustav. With that little storm about to hit, we’ve cancelled tonight’s convention activities. So there will be no George W. Bush speaking in primetime. Yahoo!!! And no appearances from that angry little man Dick Cheney. What an appropriately named guy that man is. No reminders of the economic mess, the war in Iraq, the bloated deficit and spending out of control. Whew! I’ve got a big job ahead of me thanks to these two clowns. I don’t need them reminding me and the American public about what a bunch of bumbling idiots they have been the last four years. Gustav may be my savior! For sending Gustav, I thank you.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of http://www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.net.