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FReeper REPORT: Kansas Governor asked if she will release phone records regarding Dean controversy
governor's office ^ | 5-14-07 | dfu

Posted on 05/14/2007 11:06:18 AM PDT by doug from upland

While writing this, I received a return phone call from the communications director for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. She got back to me within five minutes of leaving the message.

Nicole Corcoran said that she was taken aback by my question. I had left the message that I am working on a freelance piece about the Sebelius/Dean/FreeRepublic/Quinn&Rose controversy. I wondered if her office would be willing to release the phone records for the time of the purported phone conversation with Dean.

Her initial comment was, "No one ever thought of that." As I pressed to see if she could get that done, she hesitated and flirted around the issue. The bottom line is that I suspect no phone records will be released. She commented that even if they were released, there would be people who wouldn't believe it and believe there was a secret backbone somewhere that wouldn't be revealed.

So, FReepers, there was the solution to solve it. If no call was made, it would seem that the Governor and Yeeeeeehaaaaaaa Howard Dean would be anxious to clear the record and press for FR and Quinn&Rose to acquiesce.

Will any of you be surprised if they refuse to release to phone records? Maybe they need time to sanitize them first.


TOPICS: US: Kansas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: dean; freerepublic; moonbatphone; quinn; sebelius
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1 posted on 05/14/2007 11:06:21 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

(chuckle)

Something tells me the Governor wouldn’t have ‘gone there’ if she knew the controversy that would result.

Nice job.


2 posted on 05/14/2007 11:07:54 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: doug from upland

I will be amazed if they release the phone records, especially since I suspect he called her cel from his cel. And how many cels do they each have?


3 posted on 05/14/2007 11:08:01 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: doug from upland
Howie called Kathleen on the morning after the tornado and told her what to say and how to blame Bush and the war in Iraq.

Pass it on.

4 posted on 05/14/2007 11:09:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder." --Frederic Bastiat)
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To: 3AngelaD

“And the batphone too, Ari!”


5 posted on 05/14/2007 11:09:38 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: doug from upland

ORIGINAL THREAT TO FR: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1831946/posts

CHALLENGE TO HOWARD DEAN: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1832351/posts


6 posted on 05/14/2007 11:09:40 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Have I been lost for the last 7 years?
What controversy are you referring to?
7 posted on 05/14/2007 11:10:15 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: wideawake

The Batphone is certainly appropriate for batty Howard Dean.


8 posted on 05/14/2007 11:10:26 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: 3AngelaD

New use for disposable cell phones.


9 posted on 05/14/2007 11:11:18 AM PDT by listenhillary (Democrats are sacrificing civilization for political power)
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To: wideawake
“And the batphone too, Ari!”

For Dean, it's the Moonbat Phone.

10 posted on 05/14/2007 11:11:47 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Government is too important to leave up to the government" - Fred Dalton Thompsn)
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To: Just another Joe

Look at the links in No. 6


11 posted on 05/14/2007 11:12:03 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

I’m glad to see someone called them on it. I posted just such a suggestion the day after they claimed it was “demonstrably false”, so it appears we had the same thought. The same question can be posed to Dean. As I recall, it was him who claimed it could be proved false.


12 posted on 05/14/2007 11:12:32 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Badeye

She is a woman, a place holder that got elected.

If you want a job done well, no place holders.....


13 posted on 05/14/2007 11:12:47 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 Positive carbon emitter)
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To: doug from upland

ahhhhh, OK, now I get the connection.


14 posted on 05/14/2007 11:13:10 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: All

Doug:

STATEMENT OF KANSAS GOVERNOR KATHLEEN SEBELIUS ON THE QUINN & ROSE RADIO SHOW’S IRRESPONSIBLE “REPORTING” OF UTTERLY FALSE NATIONAL GUARD EQUIPMENT ALLEGATIONS

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius issued the following statement on a false report aired May 10th on the Quinn & Rose show on XM radio regarding National Guard equipment allegations:

“I am outraged that the Quinn & Rose show has aired a report suggesting that my efforts to highlight the need to replace National Guard equipment lost in Iraq are inspired by anything other than my responsibilities as commander-in-chief of the Kansas National Guard. The accusation that I received a call from anyone, encouraging me to take on this issue following the devastating tornado in Greensburg, is one-hundred-percent false — period.

“To those who invented this story out of thin air, and anyone who would spread it, hear me carefully: I will not back down in my fight to provide for the men and women of the National Guard, and protect the people of Kansas. And making up stories like this, designed to turn the tragedy at Greensburg into some kind of political circus, is a shameful affront to the citizens of Greensburg and the citizen soldiers of the National Guard.”

# # #

Nicole Corcoran

Press Secretary

Governor Kathleen Sebelius
State Capitol
300 SW 10th Avenue, 245 North

Topeka KS 66612

785.368.8500 // 785.845.2431


15 posted on 05/14/2007 11:14:00 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: listenhillary
New?

Been there, done that. It is even in movies now. Still works if you pay cash for the phone and number. Just do not try to buy two hundred at once.

16 posted on 05/14/2007 11:14:18 AM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: doug from upland

Thank you for putting the screws to the lefties, Doug.


17 posted on 05/14/2007 11:15:24 AM PDT by holfen123
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To: All

Bottom line -— no one is going to be given access to phone records.


18 posted on 05/14/2007 11:15:54 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Here is the legally correct framework for a FOIA request.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1175691/posts

Its ironic what we can put to good use. LOL!


19 posted on 05/14/2007 11:18:02 AM PDT by FreeInWV
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To: doug from upland

Wow. I’ve been away for a while...what a way to come back.


20 posted on 05/14/2007 11:18:41 AM PDT by goarmy ("The Washington Post was a little more sophisticated with their ignorance." -Michael Steele)
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To: doug from upland

“I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”


21 posted on 05/14/2007 11:19:22 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: doug from upland

doug from upland, doing the work that faux investigative reporters refuse to do. Thanks doug. Truth BUMP!


22 posted on 05/14/2007 11:19:26 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: doug from upland

No wonder these people are terrified of wiretapping.


23 posted on 05/14/2007 11:21:07 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: doug from upland

Excellent....

Well Done.


24 posted on 05/14/2007 11:22:36 AM PDT by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: doug from upland

Hooray Doug! Thanks for the links. Thanks for your work!


25 posted on 05/14/2007 11:23:41 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: doug from upland
The only thing that bothers me about all of this, assuming the allegation is true, is who leaked the story? I honestly don’t know that it makes much sense that someone on either end of that Democrat phone line or their cronies would want such info leaking out.

I would not be surprised if the call took place mind you! I just don’t know who would leak it and have a motive to do so.

26 posted on 05/14/2007 11:23:44 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (New York politicians do not think or believe like Americans. ...Thompson 2008)
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To: doug from upland
"The accusation that I received a call from anyone, encouraging me to take on this issue following the devastating tornado in Greensburg, is one-hundred-percent false..."

This makes me think it might have been communicated to her by email.

27 posted on 05/14/2007 11:27:20 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: 3AngelaD

If it was the governor’s phone, paid for by state funds, would it not be public record? On the other hand if it’s her private cell phone, I’m saying it is not public record. Either way the Dems are scrambling to change the subject now!


28 posted on 05/14/2007 11:29:30 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: All

CONTACT WITH THE DNC

I just spoke with Dag Vega at the communications office of the DNC and asked if they would release the phone records regarding the controversy between Chairman Dean and Quinn&Rose. (I like the term “Chairman Dean.” It sounds very Mao-like.)

The reaction was, “No, because there is no controversy on our end.” He added that no one has asked for the phone records to be released.

When he was asked if someone asked, would they be released, he would not answer a hypothetical. I did get him to say, however, that it would be unlikely.

“Okay, I continued, who would have to ask for them to be released?” He didn’t know. So, I asked him if I could make the request for them to be released. Yes, I could.

So, a request will be made. If there is no controvesy, and their strong statements stand, perhaps it is time to put up or shut up. If unsanitized phone records exist to prove that the conversation never took place, it would be fair for Quinn&Rose to issue an apology.

Tick tock, tick tock. We’re waiting.


29 posted on 05/14/2007 11:29:51 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

“And making up stories like this, designed to turn the tragedy at Greensburg into some kind of political circus, is a shameful affront to the citizens of Greensburg and the citizen soldiers of the National Guard”

Then why’d you do it, Governor Sebelius?


30 posted on 05/14/2007 11:30:46 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Are you saying that:

Howard Dean called Kathleen on the morning after the tornado and told her what to say and how to blame Bush and the war in Iraq.

Wow. Whoda Thunk?

Google Ping!

31 posted on 05/14/2007 11:31:22 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (the Prophet said, ‘If (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’ - HADITH Sahih Bukhari [4:52:260])
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To: 3AngelaD

I had the same thought. We know how they parse words.


32 posted on 05/14/2007 11:31:30 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Artemis Webb

“I would not be surprised if the call took place mind you! I just don’t know who would leak it and have a motive to do so.”

Maybe somebody who didn’t finish all their Kool-aid and had a small pang of guilty conscience.


33 posted on 05/14/2007 11:32:56 AM PDT by fatrat
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To: doug from upland
Her initial comment was, "No one ever thought of that."

Another data point in my theory that many liberals are over-educated morons.

34 posted on 05/14/2007 11:34:01 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: 3AngelaD
"The accusation that I received a call from anyone, encouraging me to take on this issue following the devastating tornado in Greensburg, is one-hundred-percent false..." =======================================

Wiggle room. I don't know that the call happened. We would like to know if it happened. What if a call was made that said to use the tornado in Kansas? If Greenburg was not the specific subject of the conversation, it is one of those "meaning of the word 'is'" things.

35 posted on 05/14/2007 11:34:05 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Governor Kathleen Sebelius
36 posted on 05/14/2007 11:34:40 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Unattended children will be given a large espresso and a free kitten)
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To: doug from upland

As of today Quinn and Rose are standing firm by their claims.. in spite of DNC threats.


37 posted on 05/14/2007 11:36:38 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Brad Cloven

Web Results 1 - 10 of about 26,400 for Howard Dean called Kathleen on the morning after the tornado and told her what to say and how to blame Bush and the war in Iraq.. (0.30 seconds)


38 posted on 05/14/2007 11:40:06 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: 3AngelaD; doug from upland
The accusation that I received a call from anyone,

Doug, you may want to ask if they're willing to say 'the accusation that I received *any communication* from anyone'...

39 posted on 05/14/2007 11:41:27 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

So Google really has a bead on the story of:

“Howard Dean called Kathleen on the morning after the tornado and told her what to say and how to blame Bush and the war in Iraq”

Google on, brothers.


40 posted on 05/14/2007 11:42:04 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (the Prophet said, ‘If (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’ - HADITH Sahih Bukhari [4:52:260])
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To: doug from upland
Doug
Her initial comment was, "No one ever thought of that." As I pressed to see if she could get that done, she hesitated and flirted around the issue. The bottom line is that I suspect no phone records will be released. She commented that even if they were released, there would be people who wouldn't believe it and believe there was a secret backbone somewhere that wouldn't be revealed.

Shameless! You devil you!

Looks like there should be a series of FOIA requests with legal cover that should be going out.

41 posted on 05/14/2007 11:42:54 AM PDT by BoneHead
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To: doug from upland

BTTT


42 posted on 05/14/2007 11:43:22 AM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: doug from upland

Better yet, can we just buy the records from some unscrupulous cell company?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1556889/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1559784/posts
http://locatecell.com/


43 posted on 05/14/2007 11:45:11 AM PDT by FreeInWV
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To: 3AngelaD
"The accusation that I received a call from anyone, encouraging me to take on this issue following the devastating tornado in Greensburg, is one-hundred-percent false..."

This makes me think it might have been communicated to her by email.

Or maybe she initiated the call to Dean, looking to find a way to exploit the situation for political gain.

44 posted on 05/14/2007 11:50:11 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Government is too important to leave up to the government" - Fred Dalton Thompsn)
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To: FreeInWV

I like that idea.


45 posted on 05/14/2007 11:51:04 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: txflake

I don’t think they are going to talk to me anymore.


46 posted on 05/14/2007 11:53:56 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Good job Doug! Although, it would seem to be a House investigation with the governor and Dean under oath seems to be in order. That IS the way dems sort this kind of thing ooout—isn’t it?


47 posted on 05/14/2007 11:55:26 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: doug from upland
I doubt you're going to get anything from Sebelius or the DNC, but the original story says that she called Brownback's office and spilled the beans to someone there. Has anyone gotten any sort of confirmation from the Senator or his staff that she called and what she said? If she did wouldn't there be phone records of that and might not the Senator be more forthcoming than the governor or Dean? Maybe an FOI request in that direction might be in order?
48 posted on 05/14/2007 12:01:01 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: mvpel
"Her initial comment was, "No one ever thought of that."

They never thought of it because they figured the media would just accept their version of events and not demand proof.
49 posted on 05/14/2007 12:02:50 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Howie called Kathleen on the morning after the tornado and told her what to say and how to blame Bush and the war in Iraq

Schwarznagger did the exact same thing the other day. He said "Our National Guard sends all their equipment to Iraq and it doesn't come back", implying that's the cause of the LA fires taking some time to put out.

50 posted on 05/14/2007 12:07:43 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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