From theTimes Picayune:
Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., one-time chairman of the Republican National
Committee, [and present co-chair of Commission on Presidential Debates] brushed aside speculation that Republicans vetoed New
Orleans as a presidential debate backdrop for fear that the Bush
administration’s hapless response to Hurricane Katrina would reflect
poorly on them.
“That’s stupid,” Fahrenkopf said. “This isn’t a bunch of fly-by-night politicians making these decisions. We don’t play games.”
Ahh that from the president and CEO of theAmerican Gaming Association.
But I don’t think people suspect that Fahrenkopf was playing games as much as making deals.