White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs takes a question during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
February 25, 2009, 5:12 PM EST
September 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT
John McCain tore up the script for his Republican National Convention on Sunday, casting himself as above politics as Hurricane Gustav churned toward New Orleans.