Raining on their parade

I am a dedicated Democrat, but one has to have some compassion for the Republicans who scheduled their convention in Florida during hurricane season ("Short session but high spirits," Aug. 28). In my circle, the jokes are flying.

If the Republicans are that daring, what other chances would they take with our lives if they were in power? Are they gamblers or conservative thinkers? Why did they choose Florida at this time of the year?

One of my friends reminded me that in September 2005 the Rev. Pat Robertson and other conservative religious leaders claimed that hurricane Katrina "was sent by God as an omen or a punishment for America's alleged sins." Golly, I hope that Hurricane Isaac wasn't sent this time as an omen for the GOP.

Poor Republicans: First no real candidates to choose from, and now God is raining on their parade.

John Holter, Baltimore

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