Archive for the ‘Hurricane Gustav’ Category

Democrats Donating to American Red Cross
September 1, 2008


Encouraging people to give to the American Red Cross

Encouraging people to give to the American Red Cross

2 on the Beat told you earlier how Republicans and Texans for John McCain are reaching out to Hurricane Victims.

This evening Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have also announced plans to help those who will need assistance rebuilding their lives. 

In a statement released tonight Senator Obama said, “We do not yet know what the impact of Hurricane Gustav will be, and we hope with all our hearts that the damage will not be as great as it was three years ago. But we know there will be damage, and there is something you can do right now.”

He is encouraging people to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

If you would like to help out, go to


Republicans Reaching out to Hurricane Victims
September 1, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Victims will need help

Hurricane Gustav Victims will need help


 By now you know that Hurricane Gustav has overshadowed what was supposed to be the first day of the National Republican Party Convention.

President Bush and VP Cheney cancelled their speeches.

This Labor Day,  2 on the Beat received a news release from Texas supporters of Senator John McCain.  They have announced plans to raise funds for Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Gustav.

“This is not a time for politics, but a time for us to come together as Americans and assist the Gulf States,”  stressed Robert Mosbacher who is General Chairman of the McCain campaign.

An anonymous Texan has already pitched in $500,000 according to the news release.  Mosbacher says McCain supporters will raise an additional $500,000.

If you are interested in donating to the cause and learning more about how Texans are helping out, you can go to

Hurricane Gustav wipes out Convention Plans
August 28, 2008

Governor Perry during the state republican convention

Governor Perry during the state republican convention

Lesson #1 – When it looks like your state or community could get hit by a major storm, make sure you aren’t missing in action.

That’s one of the tough lessons elected officials and FEMA learned after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans

Now, it looks like the threat of  Hurricane Gustav hitting the Texas coast will keep Governor Rick Perry close to home and away from the Republican National Convention.

Is Perry following the lead of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who decided to leave the Democratic National Convention and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal who says he will skip the G-O-P gathering?

Earlier this week the National Republican Party announced that Perry would speak on Monday night of the convention in Minnesota.

Today Perry spokesperson Allison Castle  told 2 on the Beat that the governor “has suspended his plans to go to the convention. We’re monitoring the storm.”

The governor plans to hold a news conference on Friday to announce what the state is doing to prepare for the possibility of a storm.