The AP is back in the tank for McCain

by sawamix

Nedra Pickler was just out there last week to make us think anything had changed. But the same AP that was so concernd about Barack Obama’s “presumptuousness” in his European trip, is lauding John McCain for being “presidential” in being briefed about the storm about to hit Florida today and tomorrow:

John McCain on Sunday was briefed on Tropical Storm Fay, which scuttled a political fundraiser and is threatening to reach Florida as soon as Monday.

McCain, the Republican nominee-in-waiting, visited the Orange County Emergency Operations Center near Orlando shortly after flying from Long Beach, Calif. Speaking to a pool of reporters, he was optimistic that local and federal officials will work together if the storm strikes.

“The good news is, obviously, no state is better prepared or organized to deal with whatever comes this way than the state of Florida,” McCain told reporters after his briefing.

McCain said he hoped the storm wouldn’t permanently hurt central Florida’s tourism industry, which includes theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios.

“You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers. I am very impressed by what you’re doing and what you’re prepared to do. Coming from a state that is not often hit by a hurricane, I’m incredibly impressed,” the Arizona senator told local officials.

McCain has long criticized the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s reaction to Hurricane Katrina, which inundated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast, blaming poor leadership in the storm’s aftermath.

Yes, there’s good old John McCain, champion of those in storm-prone areas. Except let’s not forget what John McCain was doing while New Orleans drowned three years ago:

John McCain: Monday Morning Quarterbacking since 2000.