Archives for October, 2006

Phil Kline disses Phill Kline

Once upon a time, when our current AG was in the legislature, he took to spelling his name with 2 “l”s to distinguish himself from a more senior legislator with the same name. And now, “Classic” Kline endorsed Morrison: “By supporting the best candidate for the office, I have done what I hope all Kansans…

Rob Crowther complains about a story in the New York Times: First, Dean mistakenly refers to intelligent design as the ?ideological cousin of creationism.? It is not. No indeed. It is exactly the same thing. The rest of what Crowther writes is so astoundingly wrong that I’ll just let his words speak for themselves. As…

Jim Ryun: Inventive?

Talking Points Memo’s Paul Kiel writes about the Jim Ryun-Mark Foley obfuscation: Ah well, here’s a new way of backing off a lie: “It’s probably not the best way to say what he did.” That’s Jeffrey Black, Rep. Jim Ryun’s (R-KS) campaign manager, ahem, clarifying an earlier remark by Ryun that he just had no…

“Stay the course”

This summer, after his first visit to Iraq in three years overseeing the war effort from his slot on the Armed Services committee, Jim Ryun told the press that “They [soldiers] feel it’s very important that they stay the course.” Doesn’t Jim Ryun know that “we’ve never been stay the course“? More importantly, doesn’t he…

Gibberish

I don’t read Greg Easterbrook, for roughly the same reason I don’t read anything else in the sports pages. When I want to get the experience of bulky men straining themselves trying to exceed their innate abilities, I watch C-SPAN. I was reminded of why I don’t read Easterbrook by a comment that Brad Delong…

Googlebombing the election

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Fox/henhouse

The Energy Department is doing a major policy analysis of energy policy and future directions. Obviously, the major issue has to be finding ways to reduce our reliance on petroleum, especially from foreign sources, and replacing it with renewable domestic sources. Who, then, do you expect was picked to head up the panel writing this…

The non-partisan organizations of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan rated Congress. As others have noted, the senate rankings put all of the Democrats above the Republicans, and the same basic pattern seems to hold in the House, at least for the Kansas delegation: Senator Sam Brownback D Rep. Dennis Moore A- Rep.…

Parsons Sun endorses Runyan

“If there were one elected position that should be non-partisan,” explains The Parsons Sun, “it would be for those who serve on the Kansas State Board of Education.” They go on: Fortunately for the 9th District there are two concerned and capable people running but, more fortunately, one of them is exemplary. Kent Runyan is…

Diane passes on the Kansas Equality Coalition-PAC endorsements: The endorsed candidates are: District 3 Julie Menghini (D) Pittsburg District 7 Richard Proehl (R) Parsons District 14 Aunesty Janssen (D) Olathe District 15 Heather Cessna ( D) Olathe District 16 Gene Rardin (D) Overland Park District 17 Stephanie Sharp (R) Lenexa District 19 Thomas C. (Tim)…