Friday, October 06, 2006

2nd Kansas newspaper attacks Attorney General Phill Kline over campaign tactic

The Johnson County Sun has joined The Kansas City Star in slamming Phill Kline over his attempt to smear his Democratic opponent.

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.

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.
You can find the Kansas City Star editorial here and Kline's reaction here. (Note: Kline found one error in the editorial.)

1 comment:

Blue Girl, Red State said...

I heard the debate on NPR and it was humiliating for Kline.

He is a feckless little weasel, and that's the nicest thing I can say about him. The law that he is using as a bludgeoning club was passed while he was in the state klege. He didn't vote for it, but he didn't oppose to strenuously, either.

And his all-abortion-all-the-time schtick is getting extremely tiresome.

I just want him to slink away. November 7 can't get here fast enough.