Another way McCain is like Bush: He says things that just aren’t true. This time it’s on Katrina.

McCain is picking up Bush’s trick of saying things that just aren’t true. Last week, it was Iraq. This week it’s Katrina. So, here’s a little hint for the media: As with Bush, just because McCain says something, doesn’t mean it’s true.

From the DNC:

During his media availability in Baton Rouge today, John McCain told reporters that he “supported every investigation” into what went wrong during Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately for the people of Louisiana, that is just not true. John McCain voted TWICE to oppose a Congressional commission to examine the federal, state, and local response to the disaster: once in September 2005 and again in February 2006.

McCain’s outright deception today is the latest in a string of misstatements and distortions on key issues that call into question his willingness to mislead the American people, telling them what he thinks they want to hear instead of the truth. Just last week, John McCain falsely claimed that our forces in Iraq had drawn down to pre-surge levels, then used a defense that was so misleading, one fact checker called it “an insult to our intelligence.” He falsely claimed Iran was training al-Qaida in Iraq, claimed he could walk peacefully through a Baghdad market despite requiring a massive security escort, and denied he had ever said he didn’t understand the economy–all of which have proven inaccurate.


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