Posts Tagged ‘phill kline’

Source: Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn on Brownback “short list” of choices for Lieutenant Governor

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

According to a source, Senator Sam Brownback’s 2010 team is privately telling Kansas conservatives that Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn is on the “short list” of choices for Brownback’s running mate.  The source thinks that Brownback wants to appoint a woman and a Johnson County resident.  If true, Brownback’s consideration of Dunn will likely be viewed by many conservatives as further evidence of the concern that Brownback is out of touch with conservative voters. (more…)

Hodge at Steve Howe’s failure on the job damages Brownback’s presidential hopes

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Benjamin Hodge at Race42012:

In large part because of Brownback, the largest county in the state of Kansas has an activist as its top law enforcer.  Due to in-name Republican Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe (left), whose office is charged with enforcing the rule of law in a county with a fifth of the state’s voters, the 30 or so local governments bodies that receive receive billions of tax dollars can now completely ignore the state open meetings law.  During the Republican primary of 2008 for the Johnson County District Attorney’s office, Brownback unnecessarily decided to endorse Howe, a candidate with a blank slate, over a proven conservative who would have faced a tougher chance of winning the general election.

Did Brownback know that DA Howe would fail the voters?  Probably not, but I don’t care.  Brownback failed to properly vet this guy.  Brownback took a calculated risk for political reasons, and lost the bet.

Editorial: Derek Schmidt still needs to answer why he funded attacks on religious conservatives

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

It looks like Kansas Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt wants to run state-wide in 2010, for Secretary of State.  He’ll face the well-respected former state Republican party leader and constitutional scholar Kris Kobach, along with another tough challenger, J.R. Claeys.

There are many policy-related reasons for Republican voters to be skeptical of of Senator Schmidt.  But there’s at least one rather odd piece of baggage carried by Schmidt that is particularly troubling:  in 2008, he approved of the donation of thousands of dollars of Senate Republican Leadership PAC money to a far-left group called The Kansas Traditional Republican Majority (KTRM), which then, without real evidence or without any later apology, labeled as “racists” former Republican Congressman Jim Ryun (then in a close primary with now-Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins), former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, and the Family Research Council (FRC), along with the FRC’s leader Tony Perkins.

KTRM’s views are extreme, without a doubt, but its supporters, while small in number, are relatively influential and have close political ties to Schmidt, and to the other two state senators who operate the Senate Leadership PAC (President Steve Morris and Vice President John Vratil).  In other words, it would be tough for Schmidt to claim that he didn’t know what he was getting into when directing thousands of dollars to the group.

It’s tough to know where to begin with such an absurd attack on religious conservatives.  It sure doesn’t seem like a way to gain the affection of Kansas’ Republican primary voters.

If Schmidt wants a promotion to a state-wide office, he needs to explain his support of KTRM.

Prime Buzz on Kline, Schlafly, Ken Blackwell, others for June 20 event

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Prime Buzz:

Top Conservative Leaders Speak on Reviving GOP

Speakers Include Pat Buchanan, Tom Tancredo, Phyllis Schlafly, Ken Blackwell and Phill Kline

MCLEAN, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following advisory was issued today by The American Cause:

Who: The American Cause

When: June 20. 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Where: The Ritz Carlton – 1700 Tysons Blvd. McLean, Virginia (more…)

KFL Press Release on Planned Parenthood case before the state Supreme Court

Monday, May 18th, 2009

May 13, 2009


Attirubute to Mary Kay Culp, KFL Executive Director, 913-406-4446 or

PP calls Prosecution “Political” while truly “Political”Interference
by Supreme Court and A.G.  is on Full Display

“Oral arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court today provided yet another act in the theater of the absurd. That this high Court has again interfered in the prosecution of illegal abortions is outrageous, but all too expected in a state where abortion political funding destoyed Phill Kline, elevated Kathleen Sebelius, and secured this arrogant Supreme Court.

“This case against Planned Parenthood ought to be simple– but because it deals with abortion, all the ordinary legal rules change. (more…)

Mike Hendricks: Blame Sebelius for Parkinson disappointment

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Mike Hendricks evidently is an Al Gore loyalist and considers the use of fossil fuels to be a “conservative” issue:

After caving on the coal plant issue, Kansas’ new governor, Mark Parkinson, promises even more surprises in the days ahead.

Boy howdy! Can hardly wait to see what’s coming!

Evolution back up for debate? Don’t tell me: Phill Kline is getting a Cabinet post?

Going too far? Suppose you’re right. But if those surprises are anything like Monday’s reversal of the Sebelius administration’s two-year blockade of the Western Kansas power plants, then we’re in for one heckuva sellout.

Principles drastically reduced!

Political backbone, half off!

And here I used to deride Republican Bill Graves as Governor Get-Along for being overly willing to bend to the conservatives in his party.

This Parkinson guy, himself a former moderate Republican, could be even more of a noodle. Within days of taking over for fellow Democrat Kathleen Sebelius, he signals the GOP that he’s only too happy to turn over the governor’s mansion two years ahead of schedule.

“Today, Kansas took a big step backwards,” the Sierra Club said after Parkinson announced that he’d approved one coal plant rather than two.

Kaw and Border looks at absurdity of Olathe Schools First

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

This was desperation from the anti-education socialists at Olathe Schools First:

That’s seriously what they are arguing? Kay O’Connor, a TWO-TERM State Senator and FOUR-TERM State Representative who never lost a local election in Olathe, is somehow a bad endorsement? And Jim Churchman — a Republican — gasp — endorsed Phill Kline — a Republican? Wow, that’s groundbreaking.

What’s even more hilarious is that on the flip side of this piece, they say “trust the professionals, not the politicians” — yet right next to that statement, they list that Amy Martin has the endorsement of several politicians — namely Ron Wimmer (Democrat who lost to Julia Lynn), who was REJECTED by Olathe voters in the last election by a 55-45% margin. Also included on the list is Sue Storm (Democrat former State Rep from northern Overland Park, State School Board Member) and three former school board members.

Apparently, to Olathe Schools First, you’re only a professional if you’re a LIBERAL elected politician.

Kline didn’t ask for records, but abortionist and KC Star attempt to create story

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

But lawyers for Tiller said in court documents that abortion records related to the case had been mailed to Kline’s new home in Virginia. That, they alleged, constituted a further demonstration of “outrageous” prosecutorial conduct by Kline, who, as Kansas Attorney General, first initiated the investigation of the Wichita clinic operator.

Tiller faces 19 criminal counts alleging violations of Kansas abortion law in Sedgwick County District Court. Judge Clark Owens is expected to rule soon on motions by Tiller’s lawyers that evidence be suppressed or the case dismissed. If the judge denies the motions, a trial is expected to begin March 16.

Caleb Stegall, a lawyer who has represented Kline in the past, said Kline had not requested the records and that a misunderstanding led to their mailing.