POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Admin Spreads False Rumor About Governor Who Criticized Guard Shortages

Bush administration officials have been putting out the word that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was two days late getting to Greensburg after the tornado struck because she was attending a jazz festival in New Orleans, columnist Robert Novak reported. But that's not the real story, said Nicole Corcoran, the governor's press secretary.

Yes, Sebelius was in New Orleans with her family when the tornado hit that Friday evening. But she was notified that night about the tornado, and she and her staff in Kansas immediately began trying to assess the damage. When the scope of the disaster became clear, they began making arrangements for her return.

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