Will The RNC Become The RNT: “Republican National Telethon”?
Under consideration is a change of plans for the GOP convention where, instead of inspiring speeches about our nation’s future, the event is turned into a telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricane Gustav. Unlike their agendas duirng Hurricane Katrina, Bush and McCain are rushing to show their faces on the Gulf Coast.
The contingency plan – a worst-case scenario if the storm devastates Gulf Coast areas – would turn Republicans into Red Cross-type volunteers who would help collect donations, food and goods for storm victims.
The Wall Street Journal phrases it as “a giant hurricane relief telethon.”
Ted Drummond at TPM suggest an ad the Democrats might put out in reponse:
DNC Ad: and Chris Wallace from tomorrow’s Fox News Sunday with the following quote:
Video of McCain
“It just wouldn’t be appropriate to have a festive occasion while a
near-tragedy or a terrible challenge is presented in the form of a
natural disaster,” McCain told Chris Wallace of “Fox News Sunday,” in an interview taped for tomorrow.
Still photo of McCain
and Bush on tarmac, cutting birthday cake the day Katrina made
landfall. Include date stamp and text: George W. Bush and John McCain
celebrate McCain’s 69th birthday the day Hurricane Katrina devastates
Appropriately Scathing Voice-over, one suggestion: “John McCain doesn’t want to accept his party’s nomination while a major natural disaster affects the United States. But where was he during Hurricane Katrina?”
Video Transition to: Images of the aftermath of KatrinaClick here for reuse options!
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