Here's what John McCain and George W. Bush were doing three years ago, on McCain's 69th birthday, while people were drowning in New Orleans:
Now, word comes that Bush may skip his planned Monday appearance before the Republican National Convention due to his acute concern over Hurricane Gustav. (Yeah, right.) The convention will go on, but Republicans are certainly making a big show of expressing concern this time around.
Will the American electorate buy this, or see it for the crass politicking it is? I have no doubt that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is genuinely concerned about his state. But the rest of 'em?