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August 31, 2008 10:33 AM

McCain heads to Gulf as GOP hopes to bury Katrina images

The Republican response to the approach of Gustav stands in stark contrast to the way Bush and Cheney responded to Katrina three years ago, when Bush went to Arizona and California as New Orleans flooded. The president's handling of Katrina helped send his job approval ratings into the mid-30s, and he's never recovered. McCain, his wife, Cindy, and ticket-mate Sarah Palin were heading to Jackson, Miss., Sunday.

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