Skip to comments.Howard Dean told Kansas Gov. Sebelius to Lie
Posted on 05/10/2007 11:53:51 AM PDT by coffee260
Get a load of this:
I was listening to the Quinn & Rose show this morning on XM radio when Host, Jim Quinn told his audience that Howard Dean called Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius early, around 5 am, one morning after the tornado had destroyed the town of Greensburg, Kansas and discussed with her what to say about the tornado and how to blame the war in Iraq and the Bush administration on a slow response to the aftermath.
He also said that she, Gov. Sebelius, called Senator Sam Brownback's office only to learn he wasn't there but then called him on his cell phone and reached him while he was in his car were she confessed to him that she had been instructed by her party leadership, (more specifically, Howard Dean) on how to politicize the tornado's destruction of Greensburg and attack the White House and the Iraq war for a seemingly slow response. She reassured the Senator that her allegations didn't blame him or Pat Roberts, also a Kansas Senator, for the lack of immediate response.
That would explain her public statements to the press that proved later to be untrue. She made statements to the effect that the Iraq war and the deployment of the national guard units to Iraq from her state has left Kansas without the equipment and man power needed to respond more quickly to the tornado's aftermath. This all turns out to be false and the governor herself has back tracked on her own claims.
Mr. Quinn also revealed that she confessed to Brownback that she couldn't pass up such an opportunity like this to attack the President whose approval ratings, in this hostile political climate, is so low.
These revelations are startling and if true should call into question the governors competence and her judgment. Quinn adamantly stressed that his source, who he didn't name because he was sure it would jeopardize his job, was extremely reliable and in a position that would give him direct knowledge of these revelations.
Maybe someone knows how to get the audio from the segment of this mornings Quinn & Rose show.
Go to warroom.com. He archives everything. But I think you have to join.
BTW, this has been posted twice today, but your is the most expansive.
Seems these Quinn & Rose folks are sitting on a HUGE story, and should have the sense to sent it to the news media (which in turn buys them good exposure).
It will not surprise anyone; however to have what may be a solid source would certainly validate what the Dems are trying to do — not just ruin Bush, but the entire country with all their lies and slurs.
Howard and the Dims are not even worthy to lick a New York subway toliet clean.
I heard this part of the show on the drive in this morning. The audio, coupled with the governor's backtracking and body language, made the claims very credible.
Hopefully, Fox or Savage or Hannity will pick it up soon and get this story out nationwide. If her dishonor the governor can't stand up to Howard Dean and MoveOn.Org, she deserves to be embarassed big time.
I emailed the story to Rush via the 24/7 email link. Rush went into it on the show but without verifiable facts he just tiptoed around “the Party” told the Governor what to say. I sure hope the source goes public or it will doe a quick death.
If Brownback is letting the Kansas Governor get away with this behavior he is just a bad.
Mr. Quinn also revealed that she [Gov. Sebelius] confessed to Brownback that she couldn't pass up such an opportunity like this to attack the President whose approval ratings, in this hostile political climate, is so low.
Sure, a liberal Democratic Governor is going to call up a conservative Republican Senator and 'confess' to an opportunistic attack against the leader of the senator's party. Riiight.
On second thought, it might not be there and that dollar could go to a conservative candidate for higher office. I think that despite my faith in the NYT, I will have to settle for a donation to the candidate of my choice.
I like Quinn, very much, but he is also likely to believe in sources who might not be 100% reliable.
From the way this sounds, this is a source in the Brownback staff — probably the presidential campaign, as they would be newer and more likely to leak than long-time staffers.
Governor caught politicizing Kansas
The governor of Kansas was on a radio station this morning being interviewed and she admitted to politicizing the tornado and blaming Bush and the federal government for lack of response. A stark reminder of Katrina when the governor blamed the Bush administration for everything under the sun.
I heard on the local radio yesterday a man blaming the federal government for not doing anything to shore up the levees and causing the floods in Missouri. Since when is it the job of the feds to take care of local issues? Like the levees in New Orleans millions upon millions of federal dollars were sent to shore up levees and for flood control. It is and was the locals to include state government that spent that money for other projects and failed in the responsibility to protect the people. FEMA and the federal government respond only after they are declared a disaster area and are asked for help.
Bush was on the phone asking the governor if she needed anything just a few hours after these tornados and she said she didnt need anything. Then the politics started. What a bunch of crap and these people need to be held accountable for what they say and do.
Democrat Governor caught politicizing Kansas
A brief summary: A source apparently close to the situation has told Quinn that Sebelius called Brownback shortly after she made the Katrina-like statement to the press to apologize. She allegedly told Brownback that she had been instructed by Howard Dean and Dick (Durbin?) to blame the fictional lack of response to the hurricane on the absence of National Guard troops and equipment, which had been diverted to Iraq (not true).
She said she would not have said these things unless she had to, and that she was told not to pass up an opportunity like this.
KS Governor Sebilius (D) said:
1. Howard Dean called me at 5AM this morning and said we needed to use this.
2. [Senator] Dick [Durbin] called about two hours later and told me not to ask for federal help.
3. We had too many National Guard personnel
She might call up a powerful politician to try to make sure he doesn’t blame her. Never overestimate the incompetence of a third-rate Democrat hack politician.
If this is true, the Republicans better a) call for an investigation, b) subponea the DNC’s and the Gov’s records, and c) expose this immediately.
It’s time to go after Dean the way the left has been after Gonzo et al.!!!!!
You shouldn't tempt them. Some Democratic constituencies view that as recreational sex.
I emailed Rush as well. I also emailed many others that have some reach. I think they are hesitant because the source is so thin.
Oops. That’s either “overestimate the competence” or “underestimate the incompetence”.
This doesn’t suprise me. It’s such a ham-handed attempt at politization that she’s dealing with things the way a Democrat hack would: Call all of the little chieftains and make sure they don’t make hay.
What is so ridiculous about her statement is that they have two active Army Post in Kansas, Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth. So even if her statement were true it would have taken one telephone call to each post commander and her National Guard would have been lent the necessary equipment.
Agreed. The blog posted above is the ony “published” account of the story. I just emailed it to Drudge.
Without a real journalist investigating the story it will go nowhere.
I hate to think this is being dismissed out of hand just because somebody isn’t quite sure. You have to be able to stand up even if it turns out you’re wrong. Look at Matt Drudge. Speaking of Mr. Drudge, I wonder how he missed this one.
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