A quail hunter wonders what really happened.
“Thomas W. Noe, the coin dealer and prominent Republican contributor whose $50 million state coin investment sparked one of the biggest state government scandals in Ohio history, was indicted today on 53 felonies.” Coingate explained here.
The Bush administration has really nailed the New York Times on a story about the administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina. The paper claimed that Bush was on vacation on August 30, 2005. In fact, according to the White House, “the president was closely monitoring the situation and not ‘on vacation.’” Scott McClellan lays the smackdown:
[I]t is sad and irresponsible that The New York Times is rewriting history to fit an inaccurate storyline and conveniently ignoring key facts.
This is an outrage. The New York Times should immediately print a correction, along with a photo of what Bush was really doing on August 30, 2005:
As you can see, just as White House notes, the president “was focused on saving lives.”
UPDATE: For more, see our Katrina Timeline.
“Bush has said that he had his picture taken with Abramoff an unknown number of times, but he doesn’t remember any of them,” the AP reports.