BRANDOLAND: Talking to God...For You!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Visual Aid

Okay, people.

Last thing on the Adam "Azzam Gadahn" Pearlman business...and then I'll move on.

How does this guy on the right --

A NERD from ORANGE COUNTY with interests in the enviornment and death metal --

"Cannibal Corpse."

Right --

"Iced Earth."

Okay --

"Children of Bodom."

Stop it.


How does "that guy" become "this guy" --

An "American member" of Al-Qaeda who makes "threat tapes" against the United States?

"Yesterday, London and Madrid. Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Melbourne, Allah willing. And this time, don't count on us demonstrating restraint and compassion!"

How does Adam Pearlman - PEARLMAN, wink wink nudge nudge -- come into contact with an ISLAMIC terrorist...without getting his head cut off?!

And how does Adam Pearlman - PEARLMAN for God's sake - a NERD from ORANGE COUNTRY - get inside the one organization the CIA "hasn't?"



"The same way that Johnny Walker Bin Laden did, you commiepinko. He made his way to Pakistan and requested an audience with Osama."


"And he proved himself to Al-Qaeda with...with...with his fiery speeches against the US."


"Then...he convinced Osama to let him make some threat tapes."


"It's that simple."

Got it.


Moving on...

A bunch of blogs (Atrios, Americablog) are handling the next story -- which -- gives us some interesting insights into the White House.

Long story short, "Our Kid" did take action in the early days of storm:

Governors handle crisis in own ways

(It's a piece on the differences between "Dem" Kathleen Blanco and "Rep" Haley Barbour.):
Blanco has had several skirmishes with Bush and sent signals that she did not trust his administration. She brought in James Lee Witt, former president Bill Clinton's emergency management director, to advise her. She rejected Bush's proposal that the federal government take control of National Guard troops under her command.

("If that would have improved our situation, it would have been a no-brainer," she says).

She says that TWO DAYS AFTER Katrina, desperate for help, she couldn't get through to Bush and didn't get a callback; hours later, she tried again, and they talked.


No wait for Bush's calls

Barbour hasn't had to wait hours to talk to Bush.

In fact, Barbour said in an interview with USA TODAY, the president called him THREE TO FOUR TIMES in the wake of Katrina.

"I never called him. He always called me," he said.

Ed Rogers, Barbour's longtime friend and business partner, says Barbour "has a very sophisticated working knowledge of this administration and this city (Washington).

He knows what people can do and what they can't do. He knows who to call, and they know him."
Barbour used to be the head of the Republican National Committee, don't you know.

More later...


  • Brendan,
    It's too bizarre, Brendan. The second I saw this guy - before I knew his name - I chuckled and said, this guy must be "Adam Greenburg." I was right on the first name and not far off on the last name. Too shocking!

    By Anonymous Emmanuel Goldstein, at 2:50 PM  

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