In other words, it’s just a photo-op

by sawamix

So John McCain is taking his harem with him to inland areas of Mississippi so that he can convey: “Message: I Care”:

Senator John McCain is heading to Mississippi Sunday to see the preparations under way for Hurricane Gustav, campaign officials said Saturday night.

The hurricane, which is heading toward the Gulf coast, poses a delicate problem for Republicans: they are gathering in St. Paul for their national convention just as the storm has led to the evacuation of New Orleans, reviving memories of Hurricane Katrina and the much-maligned response of the Republican administration three years ago.

Mr. McCain plans to go to Jackson, Miss., which is inland, with his wife, Cindy, and his newly-selected running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, his campaign said. Mr. McCain will take only a small pool of reporters, and will tour a hurricane center with Gov. Haley Barbour, the Mississippi governor.

This way he can do a photo-op without having to actually, you know, DO SOMETHING. What could he do? Well, he could volunteer Cindy’s plane — the one she SIMPLY MUST have in order to get around Arizona — to get people the heck out of New Orleans and Biloxi. But then the rabble might get the carpets dirty. And besides, most of THOSE PEOPLE look like this:

They don’t give campaign donations, and they don’t vote Republican. So why should McCain care what happens to them?

But if he thinks a photo-op tour with Haley Barbour is going to make us forget this:

…he’d better guess again.