Katrina Revisited

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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:

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