Here’s what the Loop is reading this morning:

Evan Draim, 17, will be the youngest delegate at the GOP convention. (Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Gathering storm — Get your metaphors ready, as Tropical Storm Issac bears down on the RNC confab Dana Milbank suspects divine intervention. And to learn how the Post will be following the convention—rain and all— check out our plans here.

Not so “lamestream” — Politicians might love to kick around the “mainstream media” but when they want to lend credibility to their attacks, who do they turn to?