Let me make clear that I do not presume to know the mind of God. Therefore I would never read any divine intentions into weather events. But I wonder about the attendees at next week's Republican convention. Since the Republican Party has been to a very large extent taken over by members of the religious right--people who claim that everything from Hurricane Katrina to the AIDS epidemic is a punishment by God on liberal policies--I wonder what they will make of this forecast:
Of course if the storm veers away from Tampa, we can be sure the Republican faithful will claim that they are the chosen people. But if Isaac slams full bore into Tampa on the opening day of the Republican convention? Will any of the convention delegates have second thoughts about their plans to take more from the poor and less from the rich?