“Tired Negative Attacks”

Jun 6, 2008 by

That is what John McCain called Senator Obama’s campaign staffers pointing out that he has not once, but twice voted against and 8/29 Commission. Now both Senators are politicians, which means I don’t trust either one of them. This is why I love the Annenberg Political Fact Check. A non partisan group that documents the realities behind the political posturing.

Today they addressed this one. Here is the summary, once you’re done click the link at the bottom for full documentation with sources.:

McCain was asked by a New Orleans reporter why he voted twice against an independent commission to investigate the government’s failings before and after Hurricane Katrina, and he incorrectly stated that he had “voted for every investigation.”

McCain actually voted twice, in 2005 and 2006, to defeat a Democratic amendment that would have set up an independent commission along the lines of the 9/11 Commission. At the time of the second vote, members of both parties were complaining that the White House was refusing requests by Senate investigators for information.

The McCain campaign accused the Obama campaign of “tired negative attacks” for pointing out and documenting McCain’s gaffe.

Read all the details at Katrina Kerffufle.

2 Comments

  1. I’m not entirely sure there is a coherent basis for a 9/29 commission to expunge the guilty and indite the innocent.

  2. HoppinHill

    Senate Bill 2826 would create an independent bi partisan 8/29 Investigation, a truly comprehensive analysis of the flood protection failures after Katrina.

    It’s needed because the official levee investigation is flawed and controversial.

    Check out: http://levees.org/commission

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