Watching the weather updates and fervently hoping that the Gulf Coast, particularly New Orleans, is left unharmed. I understand that the levees haven't been completely rebuilt since Katrina, that many people are still in FEMA trailers, and that many of the homes that have been built are below sea level. My thoughts are with the people.
Meanwhile, McCain and Palin swung into action by heading to the Gulf in an attempt to appear presidential, or something. He may give his convention acceptance speech from there via satellite. These guys don't miss an opportunity for a photo op on top of a pile of rubble, do they? I had an image of McCain tethered to a tree and screaming into a microphone through gale force winds, but someone else took my joke.