Opinion: Michael Moore links Hurricane Gustav, GOP convention


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Yet another lesson in what should be a simple truth -- if one must wish ill of one’s political foes, leave the weather out of it.

Earlier this summer, a Christian conservative couldn’t resist publicly calling upon the higher power of his belief to deliver a downpour upon Barack Obama as the Democrat accepted his party’s presidential nomination. (As it turned out, the Rocky Mountain evening could not have been lovelier.)


Now, as Hurricane Gustav threatens to disrupt the proceedings of the Republican National Convention, filmmaker and enfant terrible Michael Moore couldn’t resist seeing divine intervention at work.

He made his foolish comments to Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, and our colleague Mark Silva has the details at the Chicago Tribune’s Swamp blog.

-- Don Frederick