Skip to comments.FReeper REPORT: Kansas Governor asked if she will release phone records regarding Dean controversy
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.
Something tells me the Governor wouldn’t have ‘gone there’ if she knew the controversy that would result.
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?
Pass it on.
“And the batphone too, Ari!”
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
The Batphone is certainly appropriate for batty Howard Dean.
New use for disposable cell phones.
For Dean, it's the Moonbat Phone.
Look at the links in No. 6
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.
She is a woman, a place holder that got elected.
If you want a job done well, no place holders.....
ahhhhh, OK, now I get the connection.
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.”
# # #
Governor Kathleen Sebelius
300 SW 10th Avenue, 245 North
Topeka KS 66612
785.368.8500 // 785.845.2431
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.
Thank you for putting the screws to the lefties, Doug.
Bottom line -— no one is going to be given access to phone records.
Here is the legally correct framework for a FOIA request.
Its ironic what we can put to good use. LOL!
Wow. I’ve been away for a while...what a way to come back.
“I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”
doug from upland, doing the work that faux investigative reporters refuse to do. Thanks doug. Truth BUMP!
No wonder these people are terrified of wiretapping.
Hooray Doug! Thanks for the links. Thanks for your work!
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.
This makes me think it might have been communicated to her by email.
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!
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.
“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?
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?
I had the same thought. We know how they parse words.
“I would not be surprised if the call took place mind you! I just dont 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.
Another data point in my theory that many liberals are over-educated morons.
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.
As of today Quinn and Rose are standing firm by their claims.. in spite of DNC threats.
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)
Doug, you may want to ask if they're willing to say 'the accusation that I received *any communication* from anyone'...
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.
Shameless! You devil you!
Looks like there should be a series of FOIA requests with legal cover that should be going out.
Better yet, can we just buy the records from some unscrupulous cell company?
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.
I like that idea.
I don’t think they are going to talk to me anymore.
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?
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.