Obama Discussed Damage From Hurricane Isaac on the Phone, From His Plane

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Obama Campaigns During Hurricane Isaac

President Obama wants to assure you that he’s quite concerned about the victims of Hurricane Isaac. He told a crowd at a campaign event that he discussed it by phone, while traveling from another campaign event.

President Barack Obama, who in 2005 criticized then-President George Bush for not exhibiting a “greater sense of empathy” toward the victims of Hurricane Katrina, told a campaign crowd at the University of Virginia on Wednesday afternoon–as people in Louisiana were dealing with what the National Hurricane Center called “life-threatening hazards” caused by Hurricane Isaac–that he had discussed the hurricane on the telephone from Air Force One as he was flying East from a previous campaign event in Colorado.

“Hello, Virginia! Go, Hoos! Wahoowah!” Obama said to raucous cheers in the high-spirited opening to his speech at UVA. “I still don’t know what a Wahoo is. But I know we’ve got some here today.”

In 2005, in the wake of Katrina, Obama had called for a government that was “more serious, more somber” in dealing with both crises like hurricanes and what he called “systemic problems.”

Read the whole thing, there’s video, too.

What a hypocrite.