Monday, December 04, 2006

Oh my! The rumors about Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline may well be true

by Diane Silver

It appears that our recently trounced Attorney General, Phill Kline, may seriously want to trade jobs with outgoing Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison. I half thought the rumors were a joke, but according to Kansas City Star political reporter Steve Kraske they're not.

Dec. 11 is the date set for the Johnson County GOP precinct members to vote on Morrison's replacement as district attorney.

How could Kline possibly take over the job of the Democrat who creamed him in the Nov. 7 election? I explain it all in a previous post.

I'm with Kraske on this one. As he notes in his column:
For now, though, the question is: What in the world is Kline thinking?
Morrison beat Kline by a landslide, 59 to 41 percent, last month. Kline served four terms as a member of the Kansas House representing Shawnee in Johnson County. They know him well there, and perhaps Kline should consider the fact that Morrison creamed him in Johnson County by a 65 to 35 percent vote.

Perhaps it's time for the one-time darling of the Religious Right to simply move on.

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