Bush might not make same mistake twice

Will Gustav get in the way of President Bush's scheduled speech at the Republican convention next week?

Published August 28, 2008 4:32PM (EDT)

If there's one thing George W. Bush has shown Americans time and again during his nearly eight years as president, it's that he's a man who's willing and able to learn from his mistakes. So it probably comes as no surprise that Fox News is reporting that within the White House there "are conversations under way" to decide whether President Bush will actually speak at the Republican convention on Monday as scheduled.

Forecasters expect tropical storm Gustav to develop into a hurricane by Monday, when it may reach New Orleans. Vice President Dick Cheney is also scheduled to speak at the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn., the same day.

As Fox's Bret Baier says in the video below, the "administration is obviously very sensitive to this."

By Vincent Rossmeier

Vincent Rossmeier is an editorial assistant at Salon.

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