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Here They Come

COLBY, Kan. - What is the real Republican administration's agenda? I just received the following information in an email message from the KDP. If you are not on their mailing list, this message should alert you to get on it.

BREAKING: The Resurrection of Phill Kline

TOPEKA, KS - Kansans received an unwelcome Christmas Eve gift last Friday. Secretary of State Elect Kris Kobach announced the hiring of his top lieutenant on the day before a long holiday weekend, effectively burying it. It's news worth hiding. Kobach chose Eric Rucker, the long-time top lieutenant to disgraced former Attorney General Phill Kline. In fact, Mr. Rucker is still being investigated for his involvement in the invasion of thousands of Kansans' medical privacy.

It gets worse. Today, Governor Elect Sam Brownback announced his chief counsel would be another top Phill Kline lieutenant, Caleb Stegall. This is nothing short of the resurrection of Phill Kline. Phill Kline was thrown from office just four years ago because he violated the medical privacy of Kansans in pursuit of his own extreme political agenda. Phill Kline is the poster child of an entire political era defined by Republicans using state government to further divisive social issues.

That era is back. Sam Brownback and Kris Kobach have taught Kansans a tough lesson. The "new" Republican Party is the same as the old Republican Party. They are more interested in furthering extreme political agendas and fighting for special interests then in rebuilding our state's economy, providing world-class schools for our children and creating jobs for everyday Kansans.

people-voting.jpgWICHITA, Kan. - Kansas NOW is an organizational member of the Kansas Voter Coalition. This coalition is comprised of progressive organizations within the state that have joined forces to defeat the proposed Voter ID Law being pursued by Secretary of State-Elect Kris Kobach.

Mr. Kobach is an anti-immigration zealot, who wrote the infamous Arizona immigration law. A recent Washington Times headline coined him as "An Anti-illegals Activist." Why the voters of Kansas chose to elect an "activist" to an apolitical post such as Secretary of State is beyond me, but I digress.

Voter ID might seem like a matter that would blink dimly on Kansas feminist radar, but I am quickly learning just how important this issue is for the women of the state.

COLBY, Kan. - The Democratic Party in Kansas is suffering severe depression after the recent election.

Like the advice from the old gambler, we are going to have to play the hand we've been dealt. We will have to know when to fold on some issues and when to hold on others. We may even have to walk away from the table, now and then. But, going beyond the advice the sage old gambler gave to the young man, we will have to return to the table and start a new game or we will never be successful in the game of politics and public policy.

We may need to build a new platform, and design new missiles to launch if we intend to ever change the attitude, environment, and the social standards of our state.

Are we satisfied with the status quo or do we see areas that deserve and need improvement?

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