Opps. McCain voted twice against an amendment offered by Sen. Hillary Clinton in 2005 and 2006 to set up an independent commission to look into the government's actions regarding Katrina. McCain also told the reporter
I also voted against one of the bills that came down that was loaded with pork barrel projects that had nothing to do with New Orleans too. It had billions for projects and programs that had nothing to do with the recovery of the city of New Orleans.This simply isn't true. The Clinton Amendment would have allocated $3M for the independent investigation, but no money for any other project.
Barack Obama's campaign sent an email to reporters in response to McCain's blatant falsehoods:
"Whether he simply wasn't aware of his voting record again or he was intentionally misleading the people of Louisiana, John McCain certainly isn't offering us 'leadership you can believe in.' "The email quoted McCain, and gave the dates and Senate numbers of the votes. This email, along with Senator McCain's gaffes, put the McCain campaign on the defensive. Their tactic? Accuse the Obama campaign of "the same old negative attacks that the American people are so sick and tired of."
I don't know about you, but I am actually sick and tired of being lied to. The Bush Administration has managed to destroy everything I hold dear about my country through a policy of lying even when the truth would be easier, even when the truth would be in their own best interests. It seems to me that McCain is patterning himself on the Bush/Cheney method - lies, damn lies, and more damn lies.
Cross posted at The Sirens Chronicles