In the continuing Phill Kline Watch...
The Kansas City Star notes that the new Johnson County district attorney met this weekend with a largely friendly audience at the first to two scheduled town hall meetings.
KC Star columnist Mike Hendricks attended and writes to advise Kline to stop with the pity party.
Clearly, Kline wants to prove that he is competent at putting crooks in jail and that he’s not obsessed with abortion, an impression he blames on people in my line of work. (journalists)
“They continue to make it sound like it’s all I do,” Kline told the audience of 60 to 70 people at the Overland Park Community Center.
Could it be there’s a reason “they” make it sound that way?
I wasn’t the only one in Saturday’s crowd who noticed that more than a third of the two-hour meeting was devoted to abortion law and Kline’s attempt while attorney general to prosecute Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller.
“We’ve heard 30 to 45 minutes on abortion,” a guy in the back of the room complained. “I want to know what your plans are for the D.A.’s office.”
Hendricks ends his column by saying people should give Kline a chance. OK, I'm game. Let's see what he actually does. So far all Kline seems to have done is fire people and hide from the news media. Stay tuned...
Kline's second meet-the-folks meeting is open to anyone and scheduled for Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at the Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway St. in Mission.