From Tim Grieve at The War Room:

They're painting pictures now of scenes they want you to remember. Listen to Rumsfeld yesterday at the American Legion convention: Bush "remains the same man who stood atop the rubble of lower Manhattan, with a bullhorn, vowing to fight back." Check out Cheney yesterday in Nebraska: "To stand here at Offutt Air Force Base is to be reminded of how the world changed on that terrible morning. This is where President Bush came to direct the initial response to the attacks, and to conduct an emergency national security meeting by secure video."

Yes, and this is where President Bush went fishing after being warned that Osama bin Laden was determined to strike America, and this is where President Bush continued reading with schoolchildren for five minutes after he was told that America was under attack, and this is where President Bush sat as he flew aimlessly around the country on what he would come to call an "interesting day."

OK, so we're not really expecting the president to mark 9/11 with a commemorative reading of "The Pet Goat." But amid all of the media discussion comparing the beloved and decisive 9/11 Bush with the reviled and detached Katrina Bush, hasn't anyone noticed that the same guy was on duty both times?


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