“Hey, everybody,” Mrs. Bush said at the main podium during what seemed to be a test run of an upcoming speech around 6:20 CST.
She wore a navy pantsuit and held court on the stage with about 25 aides, reporters and convention staff.
At this point, it is unclear when, or if, Mrs. Bush will address convention goers.
The McCain campaign told reporters in St. Paul, via satellite from St. Louis, he was suspending temporarily activities because of the incoming storms in the South late Sunday afternoon. At that conference, campaign manager Rick Davis refused to speculate when the convention would resume.