Still in Louisiana today, following his epic speech in Kenner last night, John McCain was asked by a local reporter why he had voted against creating a federal commission to investigate the Katrina disaster.
McCain’s response? “I’ve supported every investigation and ways of finding out what caused the tragedy. . . .”
The problem is that’s just not true. He voted against such a commission — twice.
If you needed a reminder of McCain’s most painfully ironic connection to the Katrina debacle, here’s President Bush on the morning Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, celebrating McCain’s birthday in Arizona: