By Diane Silver
Oh this is fun.... Not only is another Kansas Republican endorsing the Democratic opponent of Attorney General Phill Kline, but the person turning his back on the GOP attorney general is none other than Phil Kline himself.
That's Phil with one "L," or Classic Kline as he was once known in the Kansas Legislature. I remember the elder Kline -- a staunch Republican -- as a well-respected legislative leader who was willing to take up tasks ignored by Phill the Younger (That's the 2 "L" attorney general). Those tasks are such "little things" as keeping your word and telling the truth.
Classic Kline's endorsement follows the nod of other Republicans including former Attorney General Carla Stovall. And, of course, then there was the very Republican former attorney general, Bob Stephan, who blew the whistle on the worst of Kline the Younger's church fund-raising activities.
Folks not familiar with Kansas Politics should take note: Until this year, the rule in GOP circles was that it was OK to slash each other to pieces in the primary. However, one Republican never EVER opposed a fellow member of the GOP in the general election.
I guess you can only push people of integrity so far.