In his "Media Notes" column, Howard Kurtz uncritically reprinted responses by conservative bloggers to Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' (D) assertion that the Kansas National Guard was not able to respond quickly to the Greensburg tornado because much of its equipment is deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kurtz did not cite statistics reported in a New York Times article that support Sebelius' claim -- an article he had previously mentioned -- much less try to sort out the merits of the competing claims.
A Washington Post editorial praised Sen. John McCain's "foresight and consistency about how the [Iraq] war should have been waged"; however, in the days immediately before and after the invasion, McCain echoed Bush administration statements that U.S. forces would be greeted as "liberators." Since then, McCain has made apparently contradictory statements on the administration's management of the Iraq war.