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February 26, 2009
POLITICS: Facts Unchecked

TPM Muckraker, the Washington Monthly, Daily Kos diarists and Keith Olbermann have really gone and stuck their foot in it by falsely accusing Gov. Bobby Jindal of making up his experiences on the ground during Hurricane Katrina without bothering to check with the people who were actually there with Jindal, like the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish. Erick Erickson has the story.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:12 PM | Politics 2009 | Comments (9) | TrackBack (0)
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Crank, they won, they will trump us on that, what with their own reality based set of "facts." DC is a freakshow, and the Jester from Minny has yet to arrive.

Posted by: dave at February 27, 2009 7:34 AM

Ouch. Erickson smacked them pretty good. It will leave a mark, but one they'll ignore for The Party.

Posted by: spongeworthy at February 27, 2009 8:45 AM

Is this even surprising? Olbermann hasn't dealt in facts since he left SportsCenter and could no longer rely on an encyclopedia that was purely numbers. Goofs like Olbermann, KOS, and their ilk start with a theory and decide that the theory equals facts.

Posted by: largebill at February 27, 2009 9:10 AM

I wonder if Javaman will show his face in here after making his ignorant accusations in the other thread.

Probably not, as it's not in the nature of his type to actually admit when they made a wildly inaccurate attack on someone's character. It's just par for the course.

Posted by: Agent W at February 27, 2009 9:47 AM

Nice try Crank. Jindahl was unquestionably trying to give off the impression that his little story took place at the height of the storm. That was a lie: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0209/Jindal_aide_Story_was_set_after_Katrina.html?showall

A major lie? Debatable. What is indisputable is that for Republican to give a speech attacking government and using the government's response during Katrina as the example was really stupid.

Posted by: Mike at February 27, 2009 3:46 PM

You obviously did not read the updates to Smith's post, or have a problem with reading comprehension. The point of the story was the red tape Lee had to fight through. Jindal was in his 'office' while the city was still flooded; as you may recall, the crisis in NO went on past Monday.

Katrina's a big part of Jindal's career, it's not surprising he would draw on that.

Posted by: Crank at February 27, 2009 3:50 PM

The gifts that keep on giving, a Republican who wants to run on Katrina. Can it get any better? What's next? Watergate? Iran-contra? Abu Ghraib?

Posted by: Magrooder at February 27, 2009 6:01 PM

I agree with the Jindal spokesperson on this one. See what name calling gets you. The boy wonder told a story in first person, low and behold he was not there. Not a shing moment for the first time on the really big stage. Bye Bye Bobby....

Posted by: javaman at February 27, 2009 10:49 PM
The gifts that keep on giving, a Republican who wants to run on Katrina. Can it get any better?

Yeah, it could be a Democrat.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at February 28, 2009 4:01 AM
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