When there are two massive systems of angry hot air traveling across the East Coast at the same time, they're bound to interfere with each other.
Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann spent her weekend in Florida and was supposed to leave today. However, the fallout from Hurricane Irene has made her change course, and she's headed to Miami today. Of course, to hear Bachmann tell it, it's a sign from God himself.
"We could not get to events up the coast tomorrow so we extended our trip in Florida," campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart told Naked Politics. "Also, we have had great turnout and support in Florida so we chose to add a day to the schedule for public and private events."
So instead Bachmann will spend the morning touring the Bay of Pigs memorial, before hitting up -- anyone want to take a guess? -- local political landmark Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana around noon. She might also attend some sort of fundraiser later.
Bachmann had some weird words to say in Sarasota this weekend however about Hurricane Irene.
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"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians," the Minnesota Congresswoman told the Florida crowd. "We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?' Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we've got to rein in the spending."
We don't remember any portion of the Bible that said God was speaking to us through regular weather patterns. And if he is, it must not be that effective. Hurricanes hit America all the time, regardless of the political climate.