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Rick Scott to cancel Monday RNC speech due to TS Isaac. RNC cancels Monday events, too

**Update: RNC cancelled all of Monday's events.

With Tropical Storm Isaac threatening to become a hurricane as it heads for the Florida Keys, the last thing Gov. Rick Scott wants to do is give a political speech at the Republican National Convention. So he cancelled his Monday speech.

But what about the rest of the convention in Tampa? Chances are, Tampa won't get whacked with sustained tropical storm-force winds. But heavy winds and gusts could pose a serious problem. So could a storm surge -- especially if Isaac becomes a hurricane.

In that case, the storm could pose serious transportation problems that would snarl the transportation system and make it tough to move delegates.

And, as with Scott, there's the issue of optics. If Republican donors and delegates are seen whooping and partying it up as Floridians are left in the dark due to downed powerlines, it just might not look good. So don't be surprised if the first day of the convention is canceled Monday as well.

We'll know more at 6:45 p.m. when Mitt Romney consultant Russ Schriefer, who's handling RNC logistics, holds a conference call. Chances are, there are more cancellations coming.

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Steven Janiszewski

Isaac will disrupt the RNC longer than a day, because of Romney. The one true God hates the spiritual power behind the Mormon Church, who intends to buy the White House for his cyborg puppet. To gain an existential understanding of the cult that produced Mitt "Cyborg" Romney, and to get your socks scared off, read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew, available at:

www.amazon.com/Assassination-Spiro-Agnew-novel-ebook/dp/B0083EGJXC

Its unwilling, part Mexican, Mormon assassin dramatizes the Mormon superiority complex manifesting as racism, sexism, jingoism and an anti-federal government temperament. His research in the new library reveals ominous similarities between Islam and Mormonism. The spiritual power behind the cult, which is not the Holy Ghost, acts out.

“With a clarity of language and vision unsurpassed in contemporary American prose, Steven Janiszewski's Assassination of Spiro Agnew takes us into a U.S. mazed with madness and Mormonism and all things Utah, a U.S. that was then and still is. Do we need a novel, even as brilliant as this one, about a young man on a divine mission to assassinate the Vice President because he is too liberal? Yes, now more than ever. Readers, welcome to a masterpiece.”
Tom Whalen
www.tomwhalen.com

Read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew.
Word has it that David Axelrod enjoyed its post-modern style as much as he relished being abhorred by the Mormon experience.

Orangeblossomexpress

Too bad there isn't a high speed railway to safely and efficently get those folks into Disney. Or for that matter, people off the coast for years to come as a viable, comprehensive evacuation plan for thousands without affecting road traffic. Oh yes, Pink Slip Rick thought it was bad for the citizens of Florida.

DRS and Associates Twitter

That is a giant shame, would have been a great speech.

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