Democrats Caught Using Hurricane Katrina As A Fundraising Tool

The Associated Press catches Democrats using Hurricane Katrina as a fundraising tool…

WASHINGTON (AP/Newsday) — A new Democratic effort to whip up indignation about the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina also tried to raise money for Democratic candidates.

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat and the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued an appeal Thursday urging people to sign an online petition to fire the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency over his handling of the Katrina response.

After an inquiry from the Associated Press, the DSCC quickly pulled down the page and said they would donate to charity any money raised by the anti-FEMA petition.

When recipients clicked on a link to the petition [Fire the FEMA Director], the top center of the screen _ above the call to “Fire the FEMA director” _ had asked for a donation to the DSCC.Since the headings are quickly being erased, here’s what the AP reporter saw above the petition.

Now it looks like this

Via Townhall’s Mary Katharine Ham, who notes Planned Parenthood is doing the same thing…

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