29 August 2008

Republicans consider delaying convention as hurricane approaches

The Republican Party is rumoured to be considering delaying the first day of their national convention as Hurricane Gustav threatens the Gulf coast.

The storm, which is lingering off the Gulf coast, comes at an awkward time for a Republican Party desperate to avoid reminding voters of the ineffective response to Hurricane Katrina - which hit New Orleans three years ago today.

The delay would hit the first night address of President George W. Bush.

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