KILMEADE KONDENSED: April 26, 2013
BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
Brian had the latest details on the Boston bombers and what they did in the days leading up to the bombing and what actually occurred when they hijacked the SUV after the bombing. He also talked about the Senate's vote to allocate more money to the FAA in order to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers!
Jon Gilliam, a former member of the FBI's New York Joint Terrorism Task Force and former Navy SEAL, joined Brian and gave his unique perspective on the Boston bombing investigation. Gilliam explained that there are multiple agencies doing the same thing, and while some people think that is a good thing, when it comes to terrorism everybody has their hand in the fight because that is where the money is. Gilliam believes when you throw bureaucracy and senior executives into the mix, you end up with a lot of databases and agents taken off the road to be put into the office which causes the investigative quality to get knocked down!
Brian asked STEVEN HADLEY, former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, what it was about President Bush that made his staff so loyal. Hadley revealed one of the staff's great frustrations was that somehow they could never get the American people to see the man they dealt with everyday. The man they dealt with was a man of enormous strength, enormous commitment and a sense of humor--he was really a delight to be around!
Hadley also responded to legendary journalist Carl Bernstein who said the Iraq war was, "One of the disastrous decisions in our history...it is rare that a president takes you to war in the wrong country!" Hadley flatly rejected Bernstein's comment. Hadley went on to predict that when the history is written on al Qaeda it will state that AQ was defeated in Iraq.
Joe Concha, columnist for Mediaite, sat down with Brian and discussed how cursing on the air on his first day might have been the best thing to ever happen to A.J. Clemente's career! Brian also played Joe a portion of his interview with Mike Tyson (which will air in its entirety on Kilmeade and Friends Monday at 10:34 ET) and Concha was surprised that Brian didn't find Tyson to be intimidating in person.
After getting over the fact that he was unable to make it to the Kilmeade and Friends' DC Christmas Party (CHECK OUT THE PICTURE HERE!), FOX's Chris Stirewalt explained what caused the Senate to actually pass a bill last night on the sequester and its impact on the FAA. Chris went on to say that this vote revealed two really important things: 1) Democrats are not united with the President on his strategy and 2) Republicans now have another victory going forward into this big budget fight as to what the spending levels will be for the next year.
KILMEADE KONDENSED would like to welcome its newest subscriber--ALISYN CAMEROTA! Brian was hurt when Alisyn revealed that she has yet to subscribe so he decided to sign her up himself LIVE ON THE AIR! **A NOTE FROM THE MANAGEMENT AT KILMEADE KONDENSED...although we cannot endorse this behavior, we do not discourage our faithful readers from following Brian's lead and signing up their friends and family who are "technologically remedial" like Alisyn!**
Today's Kilmeade Kondensed was complied for you by someone who actually had the privilege of attending the Kilmeade and Friends' DC Christmas Party, Brian's radio producer, Alyson!