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August 27, 2012

StarKhan Reince Priebus: No Plans To Change Convention Schedule Any Further, But "You Have To Be Nimble"

Allah notes the "media concern-trolling" over a hypothetical partial cancellation of the Republican convention; the media is already salivating over doing split-screen reportage -- Republicans playing politics while Isaac rages -- should the get the opportunity.


Reince Priebus acknowledges that further changes may be necessary.

Right now, I have not had a single discussion about doing anything other than going forward with the events and the schedule that we have planned. I will say, though, that we have to be nimble. And everyone can see that we can be nimble if we need to be. We have the ability to make alternative plans if we have to, but right now we feel that our message of the American dream and fixing this economy and putting ourselves on the right track for the future of this country I think its a positive message and its a message that will always be good. When were optimistic about the future and how were going to fix this great country and put people back to work, its a message that works all the time.

Certainly, we have to be mindful of the effects of the hurricane and what that means to people who are pretty close by here.

I have been thinking about a meta-thought idea lately. Whenever something bad happens, people spring to insisting on the ways it could have been avoided. "Why did the Republicans schedule a convention in Tampa during hurricane season?" goes one such line of thinking.

But the convention will always take place during hurricane and tornado season; is the suggestion that no party should ever select a city for a convention in an area hit by hurricanes or tornadoes in late summer?

What about floods?

The whole east coast gets hit by hurricanes. Maybe Boston's pretty safe, but NJ and NY aren't. If we're planning to have conventions in areas that don't experience tough weather in late summer... not sure which areas of the country are on that list. West Coast and southwest, I guess. High Plains and Norris Division. That's pretty much it.

Then again-- while droughts aren't spectacular to look at, they cause a great deal of human suffering.

Whenever something bad happens, I think we're predisposed to try to create some rule that, if that rule had been followed, we wouldn't be in the current mess.

But much of this is just fantasy. Chance can never really be outfoxed. The human brain simply is not up to the task of outwitting random happenstance.

You see this all the time whenever there's a shooting.

Chaos is smarter than any one of us and probably smarter than all of us put together.

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