Latest on Kansas Tornado Conspiracy- The Hand of Howard Dean
UPDATE: ** The Senator and Governor Never Spoke. **
I just got off the phone with Brian Hart a spokesman from Senator Brownback’s office and he said that the conversation in question between Senator Brownback and Governor Sebelius did not take place. (Friday AM)
What did Senator Sam Brownback hear and when did he hear it??
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (C) is shown around the devastation in Greensburg, Kansas, May 6, 2007 by Major General Tod Bunting (L) and Greensburg resident Dennis McKinney. (Reuters)
Same Words — Different Mouth Piece
PLEASE NOTE: The following is information we have received from a reliable source. We have never been misinformed by this person in the past.
When will Howard Dean and the rest of that crowd learn that if they are going to write the script for their Democratic team members — they should probably mix it up a little. They are just so darn predictable. The mantra is always the same; “It’s Bush’s fault!”
After Mother Nature did a number on the good people of Kansas, Governor Sebilius did a “Mother” of all numbers on the American people — especially the people in Greensburg, Kansas.
Here’s the story according to a very reliable source of ours; Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius made her remarks about Bush sending too many of our National Guard Members and resources to Iraq — there wasn’t enough left to go around in Kansas, she made a phone call to Senator Sam Brownback (R).
Keep in mind that Governor Sebelius has a decent relationship with Senator Brownback and other Kansas Republicans. In fact, she has, for the most part, led as a moderate rather than a liberal in Kansas.
During her phone conversation with the Senator, she offered an excuse for her words to the media. She explained that because everything is so political right now — she was told not to allow an opportunity like this pass.
She went on to say that “Howard” called her around 5:00 am and told her not to ask the White House for any help, or make any statements until she heard back from him. Then “Dick” (Durbin ?) called her an hour or two later and told her to use the excuse of the Guard being at war.
Hoping Brownback would understand, she apparently went on to say that he had to understand that with everyone feeling the heat about the war, they needed to get press on something else. She said she didn’t think it was right to use it like this, but she didn’t feel she had much of a choice with current climate.
She also promised that she’d try to move away from the comment when she and Brownback were to meet up later and tour the damage.
This certainly sheds a lot of light on Katrina — and confirms the suspicions that many of us had at that time. Katrina was engineered in much the same way.
If they are going to read from the same script every time something like this happens, the least they could do is mix it up a little. The are just so darn predictable. They will do anything for political gain.
I think that if this story is accurate, that Brownback should show some spine and say so to the American people. Quinn and I were on Sean Hannity’s radio program this afternoon. Sean had invited Senator Brownback to respond. So far, we haven’t heard anything from him.
Let me ask this of Senator Brownback; What in the world would you have to lose if you were to be honest about the phone call from the Kansas Governor? Or, perhaps this is the better question; What do you have to gain by protecting Sebelious? Do you honestly think she would be there for you down the road? Do you think she gives a rat’s ass about your bid for the Presidency? These aren’t people you can count on — when will we learn this?
Senator Brownback is not exactly the Paul Bunyan of Politics — but he could be. He has an opportunity to do what no politician has done before him — tell the truth.
Again… It should be noted that only 10% of the state’s National Guard members were called to help with the cleanup before the governor held the press conference on “shortages”.
I contacted the Brownback offices: Members from the Garden City, KS office are working over in Greensburg. They feel encouraged by the groundswell of support from the region and the entire country. The staff member says the Greensburg people feel they are getting good support and he is very proud of the community and proud to be from Kansas.
MORE… The senator’s DC office said that they received a load of calls yesterday and they are already getting calls this morning about this brewing controversy. I left a message with a contact person and will report when/if I hear anything. (Updated above)
Update 2: HotAir has letters from DNC officials also claiming the phone call never took place between the governor and Howard Dean.
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