Monday, December 17, 2007

Abortion politics & the "inexplicable" downfall of Paul Morrison

By Diane Silver

AP's John Hanna analyzes how abortion politics combined with Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison's personal failings to destroy his career. The heart of the analysis:
“A lot of this is so inexplicable,” said Bob Beatty, a Washburn University political scientist. “For Morrison not to understand that he was stepping into a political minefield and he had to be extra careful is mind-boggling. But apparently, he didn’t understand it enough.”

What frightens me now is that this whole situation could revitalize Phill Kline's political career, weaken the moderate/progressive resurgence in Kansas and energize social conservatives.

What a mess.

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