Presumptive Presidential Nominee, Senator John McCain and his choice for VEEP, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin are already on the case, with a plan to visit the Gulf Coast today before the Republican National Convention begins in Minnesota on Monday.
In North Jersey, immediately after our local meteorologist appears on television and says three magic words "possible snow storm," everyone heads to the grocery store for three things: milk, bread and toilet paper. Don't ask me why. It's just what we do.
Unless, of course, it's the first storm and then we also stop at the hardware store and buy snow shovels and ice melt - whether we need them or not.
In the South, immediately after the National Weather Center says "possible hurricane," apparently, the two words that are hot on everyone's lips are "bottled water."
Of course, they also head to the hardware store and get great sheets of plywood, along with hammer and nails to protect their windows, which, near as I can tell from pictures of the devastation afterward, plywood on windows helps about as much as ice melt on snow.
The report is that McCain and Palin are bringing good old fashioned American "Can Do" Spirit - along with some cases of bottled water.
What a huge change from the almost-previous administration, right? Wow, that old man and inexperienced woman are really brave, courageous and bold. I'm so impressed!
Gee, I guess a vote for them is really a vote for change, huh?
Yeah, that's the ticket.
Update: To read what some women are saying about Lady Sarah, visit this site and check out what Whoopi Goldberg, Marlo Thomas, Joan Ganz Cooney and Sheila Nevens are thinking.