The Sun's opinion page editor writes:
(I)t is the type of mean-spirited activity that gives politics and politicians a bad name.The Sun's editor is angry over Kline's attack of Paul Morrison for being a member of a commission, which recommended a law that some people don't like. This was six years ago.
And Kline thinks he can taint Morrison because Morrison was on the Kansas Sentencing Commission when it recommended alternatives, as it should have, to cope with a growing prison population.You can find the Kansas City Star editorial here and Kline's reaction here. (Note: Kline found one error in the editorial.)
Of course, Morrison was only one vote there, but Kline is trying to hang him as the culprit.
It is beyond a stretch to blame Morrison for a piece of legislation that was passed by a Legislature of which he was not a member or could control.