"I come in peace, for all sham-kind," daring explorer tells natives.
From the NYT:
McCain Says He Would Have Responded Differently to Hurricane Katrina
By Elisabeth Bumiller
NEW ORLEANS — Senator John McCain took direct aim at the Bush administration on Thursday as he stood in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, the area hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and declared that “never again will a disaster of this nature be handled in the terrible and disgraceful way that it was handled.’’
Mr. McCain, who was on the fourth day of a tour of America’s “forgotten places” to try to prove that he is a kinder, gentler Republican, ticked off a long list of mistakes: “There was unqualified people in charge, there was a total misreading of the dimensions of the disaster, there was a failure of communications.’’
Asked at an outdoor news conference if he traced the failure of leadership straight to the top, Mr. McCain, who has vowed to campaign with President Bush, said, emphatically, “yes.’’
Is is fascinating to watch McSame serially divorce and remarry Dubya five times a week, depending on which group he needs to appease. But then again, perhaps he figures that anyone still meatheaded enough to be a Republican has got to be imbecile enough to fall for any happy horseshit anyone with an (R) after their name slings.
And, to be fair, three years ago -- when it might have actually made a difference -- Chris Matthews' favorite maverick was intensely preoccupied with other,
more pressing matters.