“Retraction.”

John McCain-supporting pastor John Hagee last week “retracted” his oft-repeated assertion: gays caused Katrina. Writes Hagee: “…Ultimately neither I nor any other person can know the mind of God concerning Hurricane Katrina. I should not have suggested otherwise.” That’s not so much a retraction as a “I’m backing off for my candidate’s sake.” Weak. [LA Times via Towleroad]