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Hurricane Gustav may cause Republican convention to revamp program

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MINNEAPOLIS---Hurricane Gustav strikes as the GOP convention is to begin on Monday; Republicans are poised to revamp the convention schedule because they do not want to party while there is a national emergency. President Bush is expected to speak to the convention on Monday.

John McCain, in an interview taped for Fox News Sunday said it would be insensitive for the convention to go on in the wake of the storm."

"I'm afraid ... that we may have to look at that situation and we'll try to monitor it," McCain said. "But you know it just wouldn't be appropriate to have a festive occasion while a near-tragedy or a terrible challenge is presented in the form of a natural disaster."

So we're monitoring it from day to day and I'm saying a few prayers too."

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