Liar! Bobby Jindal Revises His Katrina Story
There's a whole host of evidence that Bobby Jindal's story about Katrina from his truly disastrous SOTU rebuttal was, shall we say, fabricated. Ben Smith reports Jindal is walking it back:
A spokeswoman for Bobby Jindal now says the Louisiana governor didn't intend to imply that an anecdote about battling bureaucrats "during Katrina" actually took place during the heat of the rescue effort or directly involved the governor, then a member of Congress.
The spokeswoman, Melissa Sellers, said the story Jindal told in his response to Obama actually took place some days later in Lee's office, as Lee was recounting his frustrations with the bureaucracy to someone else on the telephone.
"It was days later," Sellers said. "Sheriff Lee was on the phone and the governor came down to visit him. It wasn't that they were standing right down there with the boats."
She said she thought Lee, who died in 2007, "was doing an interview" about the incident with the boats when the governor described him yelling into the phone.
Now, here's what Jindal said: