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Kansas Guard comment politically motivated?
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, May 10, 2007

From the rumor mill:
There are rumblings that Kansas Governor Sebelius’ remarks about how recovery efforts post the massive tornado that destroyed Greensburg were coerced by Howard Dean and the upper levels of the Democratic Party and were in direct contradiction to the facts.

Several readers this morning have already commented to me that Jim Quinn, political talk show host based here in Pittsburgh from 104.7 WPGB, has cited a source with authority on the subject that Howard Dean personally called the Governor to set the wheels in motion for her to claim that efforts were being hampered by lack of equipment due to the war in Iraq.

The story is plausible because both Senator Sam Brownback and the White House have issued conflicting stories where, after contacting officials in the state, they were told there were plenty of resources for the recovery effort.

The source claims that Sebeliuss called Senator Brownback to express her regret over the remarks and reassure him that they were not her own feelings but that rather those of the Democratic leadership.

This is developing and so far has not been confirmed. Stay tuned. I have contacted both the Senator and the Governor for comment but have not received any.
Interesting. Again, at this time it is a rumor, but certainly a plausible rumor.
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If the rumor is true, that means the governor deliberately to please the Democratic party leadership.

Doesn’t speak very well for her, does it?
Written By: steverino
No, it doesn’t.

As I said, I hope she’s enjoyed her time in the Governor’s seat. Her opponent need only hammer this one issue next election (isn’t she up in ’08?) and she’s done.

Kansasans (i believe) dislike a) having their military denegrated b) being treated like morons and c) having their state and the deaths of fellow residents used for political hay.

that kinda crap might fly in Louisiana where the Liberals do roam, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t in the State of my Birth...
Written By: Scott
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As I stated at the time:
The only question is if the gov. got that talking point direct from Pelosi or Dean.
If this is true, they’re both scum.
Written By: shark
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It doesn’t fly all that well in Lousiana either. Gov. Blanco has already announced she’s not running for re-election this year. Probably because she took a look at Bobby Jindal’s numbers.
Written By: SaveFarris
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On the bright side, at least now we know what’s the matter with Kansas.

That and the fact that it is, at present, Earp-less.
Written By: MichaelW
That and the fact that it is, at present, Earp-less.

I knew you were just waiting for the right opportunity ... ;)
Written By: McQ
Earp-less? I was under the impression it’s been that way for, umm, a while now...
Written By: Scott
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oh, I can already here the denial spin they’ll put on this.

Someone, probably lower ranked then Dean or Pelosi, will say, oh we just mentioned it in passing, and only meant it as a question we should investigate.

Or, what we meant to say was...
Written By: Keith_Indy
Or, what we meant to say was...
"We were for the insinuation before we were against it..."
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