Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune: Asa Hutchinson Endorses McCain’s Focus on Gustav Emergency Over Politics

McCain’s response to Hurricane Gustav, directing that all but official business be called off Monday, received a big endorsement from Asa Hutchinson, a former undersecretary for border and transportation security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Hutchinson, a guest speaker Monday at a gathering of the Minnesota delegates, said that “whenever he had a choice to make, he decided to provide leadership.” Hutchinson said McCain realized that the convention “could be a distraction from our nation’s response efforts.”