- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 14, 2008

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

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The past two and a half weeks have been a trying time for the people of Louisiana - a state in which New Orleans, once its largest city, had yet to completely recover from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Under Gov. Jindal, the response to this month’s hurricanes has been dramatically different from the chaotic one in 2005. State officials have overseen the evacuation of 2 million people from harm’s way. With his take-charge attitude, Mr. Jindal has been a constant, forceful leadership presence - not preening for the television cameras, but holding officials in state government accountable for their performance in the timely delivery of help to people whose lives were turned upside down. For his leadership in a time of crisis, Gov. Bobby Jindal is the Noble of the Week.

Mrs. Palin told an Iraq-bound group of soldiers that included her son, that they would “defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.” Clearly, Mrs. Palin was referring to “enemies” that included jihadist terrorists and sympathizers who hate the United States and were murdering Americans long before September 11, 2001.

Yet Mrs. Kornblut of The Post somehow managed to twist this into a “news” story that falsely asserted Mrs. Palin had suggested Saddam Hussein helped al Qaeda plan September 11.

For distorting Mrs. Palin’s remarks, Anne Kornblut of The Washington Post is the Knave of the Week.

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