McCain Tomorrow [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
He’llbe on an oil rig tomorrow, actually, something Rush suggested on his show Monday.
What a wonderful opportunity to make their point. One moment…Following that link isthis:
The campaign has been discussing having McCain visit an offshore oil
rig during his visit, but it’s not certain whether that is still on the
agenda. A campaign aide would only say that McCain is planning to do
“an event in the region” Thursday.
Storms forecast for the area might cause the rig visit to be canceled and another event substituted.
Ooops and this:
It’s also possible that the campaign would not want to have McCain
highlighting his support for increased drilling in the Outer
Continental Shelf at a time officials are dealing with a spill of an
estimated 9,000 barrels of diesel fuel into the Mississippi River.
More on that oil spill here
And at theTimes Picayune
UPDATE:Apparently now the whole trip to NOLA is canceled:
“The meeting with Governor Jindal has been postponed and we are
cancelling the trip to the rig due to weather,” said spokesman MIchael
McCain will now fly from Pennsylvania to Ohio. He had originally
planned to fly tonight from Pennsylvania to New Orleans to be staged
there for morning departure to the rig.