Let's face it. 9/11 is the best thing that ever happened to Republicans. Right now, it is the only thing Republicans have. So it is understandable that they try to obscure abject failure after abject failure by bringing up 9/11 at every opportunity.
In Delaware even New York Gov. George E. Pataki tried to put some of that phat 9/11 bling around his neck. "Of course, Pataki also talked about Sept. 11. He happened to be in New York City that day, and his daughter called him to tell him to turn on the television. The first plane had hit, and he told her it had to be an accident, and then the second plane came and he knew it was an attack.
The state trooper accompanying Pataki said he had to get back to his command center in Albany, the state capital. "It was the only time in 12 years as governor I told him, no, you're wrong," Pataki said, and he stayed with the city." - via delawaregrapevine
Who remembers that square jawed hero, George E. Pataki springing into action on 9/11? Not me. I just remember George Bush reading to kids for 11 minutes, and Dick Cheney pissing his pants in some bunker in Idaho. Then I remember the BushCo braintrust using 9/11 as a pretext to start a war with Iraq so that President Dim wit could land on an aircraft carrier and get reelected.