While weather analysts are tracking the route and impact of Hurricane Isaac, the Republican National Committee is developing contingency plans for its convention next week. Were it the Democratic convention, super-religionists would be blaming such a confluence of events on liberal-endorsed practices like same-sex marriage or abortion. Democrats are remaining silent, though they could note that the Anglicized name Isaac derives from the Hebrew term Yishtaq, meaning “He laughs!” according to Wikipedia.

It would be mean spirited sangfroid for Democrats to laugh at Republicans if their convention is rained on. But those Republicans who exalt the Bible might take note.