Thursday, October 19, 2006

Kansas Transformation: Yet more on the Republican exodus

By Diane Silver

Once again, we got the big story today about how moderate Kansas Republicans are really peeved at the Religious Right wing of their party, and how top GOP leaders have jumped ship to the Democratic Party.

This is a valid and important story that I worry may be getting a bit overblown right now. Don't get me wrong. This is a real change in red-state Kansas, but how much of a change is actually occurring remains to be seen.

I'd be a lot more impressed with The Washington Post if the story hadn't already been reported for months now by everyone from the Kansas media, to bloggers, to

It's fascinating to watch the national media pick up on this story. I hadn't realized before how long it takes for this kind of information to filter out to the mainstream.

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