TODAY: john mccain in new orleans' ninth ward, about the bush administration's response to hurricane katrina --
"america will never forget, i will never forget, and never again will there be a mismanaged natural disaster, man made or natural, again that will occur in this country."
WIKIPEDIA: "As the center of Katrina passed east of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, winds were in the Category 2 range, and tidal surge was equivalent to about a Category 3 hurricane...precipitat(ing) the worst engineering disaster in US history."
AUGUST 29, 2005: luke air force base, near phoenix, airzona. george w. bush, in town to promote the administration's medicare prescription-drug plan, laughed and joked with john mccain as he presented the senator with a cake to celebrate mccain's 69th birthday.