By Diane Silver
The Topeka Capital-Journal dropped a bombshell today about Attorney General Paul Morrison that is going to reverberate through Kansas politics for years to come.
If what the Capital-Journal reported is true -- and Morrison has already admitted to some of it -- then the state's new AG has attempted to tamper with a witness in a lawsuit. (And the suit involves Phill Kline of all people!!!) Other bits of alleged wrongdoing range from the sexually lurid to threats and sexual harassment to the downright stupid.
Morrison has admitted to having an affair with a former female staffer, but denies all the other allegations.
What makes these allegations even worse is the fact that they didn't happen a decade ago, but occurred within the last two years. This includes the time period when Morrison has served as AG.
If these allegations are true, then Morrison has broken the law, damaged this state and done much more.
Personally, I'm angry as all get out at a man many of us hoped would help get Kansas back on track. If guilty as alleged, Morrison may well have seriously damaged the effort to put moderates into office. He may well have just given social conservatives the best Christmas present they've had in years.
The details are at the Topeka Capital Journal. The Wichita Eagle has the Associated Press story on this. The Kansas City Star has its own story.
PHOTO: Paul Morrison