Saturday, October 14, 2006

More Kansas Political Lunacy

According to the Advocate, Senator Brownback is holding up a conservative's judicial nomination to the Federal bench because she participated in a committment ceremony for two woman friends. So it's not enough to be conservative you have to be the right kind of conservative.

And from Gubinatorial candidate Jim Barnett, let's play fast and loose that great game where you score points based on how many gullible voters you can sway with a lie, or to be diplomatic, whooper of an untruth:

The Lawrence Journal World reports:

The Republican said: “We should not be giving in-state tuition when we have servicemen and servicewomen serving this country and their children are paying out-of-state tuition rates when we provide in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. The governor has supported that. I oppose that.”

One minor problem: the statement about in-state tuition and servicemen and women is wrong. And of course we have illegal immigrants sneakin' across the Oklahoma border just to come to KU.

Lest I be accused of being biased, here is one that involves a Democrat as reported in the Journal World again:

A legislator has been charged with scuffling with a protester dressed as a cockroach during a gubernatorial debate last month.

Rep. Vaughn Flora, D-Topeka, faces a single count of battery stemming from his alleged contact with an anti-abortion protester during a political debate between Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and her Republican challenger, Sen. Jim Barnett. A pretrial hearing is set for Nov. 21 in Reno County District Court.

The protesters were dressed as cockroaches with pictures of Sebelius. The tie in between roaches, abortion and the Governor? Operation Rescue claims to have found roaches in an abortion clinic and is upset with the Guv for opposing stricter regulation of abortion clinics. Now I see why Flora was upset, but the roaches must have been great street theater!

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Abbie Hoffman would be proud!

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