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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 03:34 PM
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FEMA Spokesman John P. ''Pat'' Philbin Loses Spy Job Offer
Source: NYT/AP

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 29, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man who staged a fake Federal Emergency Management Agency new conference has lost a chance to be National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell's top public information officer.

John P. ''Pat'' Philbin, FEMA's external affairs director, who had been scheduled to move into the new job on Monday, will not be getting it after last week's phony news conference. The staged question-and-answer session was harshly criticized by both the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, whose department oversees FEMA.

''We do not normally comment on personnel matters,'' DNI spokesman Ross Feinstein said Monday. ''However, we can confirm that Mr. Philbin is not, nor is he scheduled to be, the director of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.''

Feinstein said earlier that Philbin's job change had been put on hold while McConnell reviewed his record....

A half-dozen questions were asked at the event -- by FEMA staff members posing as reporters. Philbin was among the six questioners, according to The Washington Post. The questions included: ''Are you happy with FEMA's response so far?''...

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Intelligence-FEMA...
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 03:37 PM
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1. He'll probably fall upward to Dana Perino's job now
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 05:11 PM
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6. FAIL upward.
If we do not fight, the Oxford English Dictionary (the coward!) will accept your misread word as an acceptable substitute, happily touting another false etymology as good enough.

You might consider that falling upward could be a great achievement, which failing upward ain't.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 03:39 PM
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2. Incredibly consistent for the neocon administration
bush edict after katrina:

DO NOT LET THE FAILURES OF OUR CONSERVATIVE VALUES BE ON BLATANT DISPLAY ALL THE TIME. IF WE NEED TO FIRE SOMEONE FOR THE SAKE OF THE PARTY, FUCK EM, AND THEN FIRE EM. WE ARE CHRISTIANS AFTER ALL.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 03:54 PM
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3. He wanted to spend more time with FEMA employees posing as his family anyway. n/t
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 05:14 PM
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7. Brilliant!
:rofl:
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 05:57 AM
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11. Best line of the day!
:applause:
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 04:10 PM
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4. Will he interview
himself on his firing?
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 04:24 PM
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5. "This was a set up by a vast liberal conspiracy." - republicon propaganda appaRATchik
"Like our beloved republicon Fearless Leader COMMANDER AWOL, I am not responsible for anything I may have done. Smirk, smirk, smirk."

- republicon propaganda appaRATchik
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 05:45 PM
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8.  He and Jeff Gannon probably had plans to start
Edited on Mon Oct-29-07 05:49 PM by appleannie1
their own news agency anyway. It is going to be called SCREWS Assoc. Standing for Some Corny Republicans Eyeing W's You fill in the S
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 06:25 PM
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9. Hey, he'd be the perfect guy ala Joseph Goebbels.
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 09:39 PM
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10. I sent blistering emails last week to my Sens and Reps about this. Maybe they helped. rec'd
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