Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Kansas Wednesday: Gun bullies, English only, Nancy Boyda and more

By Diane Silver

Here are your Wednesday morning reads from sunny Kansas.

A weakened version of the English-as-the-official-language bill passed the House and now goes to the state Senate. The bad news is that it passed. The good news is that this new amended version no longer resembles the immigrant-bashing proposal that was introduced.

The Hutchinson News takes on the gun bullies who have already forced two local businesses to remove signs that alert people to leave their newly legal concealed weapons outside.

Anti-gay lawmaker Rep. Janice Pauls is profiled by the Hutchinson News, which ponders the question of whether someone so anti-fairness can actually be called a Democrat. That's Pauls pictured above.

Kansas GOP Insider reviews the Republican crowd lining up to take on Democrat Nancy Boyda in the 2nd District in 2008 ... leaks the news that police are investigating the activities of former gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett's finance director... takes note of Sam Brownback's sinking presidential ship ... and peers inside the state party office.

AP reports that Boyda is refusing the help of the national Democratic party.

"I ran an independent campaign to get here, and I intend to run an independent campaign to get re-elected," Boyda said Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

If you're going to post a picture of the Wicked Witch of the West, you could at least draw a fake moustache or Satanic horns or something. What a mug to wake up to! ACK!!!

Diane Silver said...

Oh my. I'm sorry. So, I guess you're not a Jan Pauls fan?

Anonymous said...

I'm a Diane Silver fan :)

Anonymous said...

I continue to be amazed by the Boyda story where she is "refusing" DC, DCCC, DNC and PAC monies. Does no one check anymore? Her reports from 04 and 06 are stacked with DC money, DCCC money and especially PAC dollars. That kind of money only comes from the DCCC opening the tap. There is no problem with getting help from the national party. A lot of candidates do-in fact, most of them do. To deny that you want it, or haven't taken it and all the while you are, that's sheer hypocrisy. Boyda=hypocrite.