Sando also mentioned that he hadn’t seen Breitbart as a guest on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher recently; Breitbart told Sando he enjoyed going on Maher’s show because it taught him how to deal with a hostile audience and how to react when getting booed.
Breitbart had stopped in for a drink but wasn’t there to meet anyone in particular, Sando says. Nor were there any signs of health or other problems.
“He wasn’t drinking excessively,” Sando recalls. “He was on his BlackBerry a lot.”
After the two hours, Breitbart said he was leaving. “We exchanged contact information,” Sando says. “We were going to get together.”
Sando says he was “shocked” to read Thursday morning that Breitbart, who had a history of heart problems, had collapsed while on a walk near his home in the same neighborhood as the bar. Breitbart was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead at 12:19 a.m., according to Reuters, less than an hour after leaving The Brentwood.
The exact cause of death has not been revealed but initial reports said it was natural causes.
“There were no signs that anything was wrong,” says Sando. “It’s very sad.”
In my estimation, part of trying to be a better person is showing a basic level of decency that includes having the self-restraint to not trash the recently deceased. I know some of you don’t feel the same way, and I know for a fact @ http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2009/08/26/57997/breitbart-kennedy-twitter/?mobile=nc Breitbart himself didn’t feel constrained by any similar notions of restraint or respect for others, but I’d like to try to be a better man.
If you haven’t yet become acquainted with Kevin Pezzi, the racist doctor/sex “expert”/robot chef builder who now writes for Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, you’d be well served to click over to Media Matters‘ profile and explore the many bizarre and disturbing facets of Pezzi’s background. The man is quite clearly a huckster, and basically everything he does is aimed at selling copies of his e-books, which deal largely with sex. To that end, he’s apparently created at least six fake MySpace profiles of women — most of them featuring badly photoshopped stock images of models with large breasts — claiming to be enthralled with Dr. Pezzi and his sex books.
Let’s run them down in alphabetical order:
“Annie“: Claiming to be from New York, “Annie” devotes most of her bio to gushing about “‘Love & Lust in the ER’ by ER doc Kevin Pezzi.” She encourages people to visit Pezzi’s website and download the book: “If you don’t read it, I’ll assume that you are lazy or don’t like such stories — bad news for you, because I’m a nurse.”
If “Annie’s” face seems a little… off, that’s because it’s been crudely photoshopped onto a stock image of a model: