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Away From Home

Monday, May 02, 2005

Tuesday's coming. Did you bring your coat?

So tomorrow brings Exam Number 3, also known as Contracts II. Without going into too many details, let's just say that I'm making a big list of all the concepts that might show up on the exam, and the count is up to 61. So far.

Have I scared everyone away from law school yet?

In other news, today brought this interesting item, from the Kansas City Star courtesy of the Daily Kos:

Republican Rep. Jerry Moran won't run for governor next year, a knowledgeable GOP source told The Associated Press on Friday, amid talk from prominent party members that Moran had chosen not to enter the race.

Also, the Wichita Eagle, in a story posted on its Web site Friday, cited "a well-placed Republican source" saying Moran wouldn't run [...]

Many Republicans have seen Moran as a strong candidate who could unite the often-feuding moderate and conservative wings of the state GOP. Some thought his candidacy might prevent a primary, and give Republicans a better chance of unseating Sebelius.


I consider this to be partially good, but mostly bad, news. It's partially good in that Moran's name recognition alone would have given him a decent shot against Sebelius (who I think is doing a very good job).

It's bad news, though, in that it helps clear the path for possibly the worst candidate the Repugnants could field: Phill Kline. Eww. Even typing his name makes me feel dirty.

In case any of you are unfamiliar with Kline's Grade-A wingnuttery, here's a quick primer. A couple months ago he started demanding that all abortion clinics provide him with full access to their medical records. His stated reason is that he wants to ensure that abortions aren't being provided to children -- a criminal violation of Kansas law. Regardless of what you think about abortion, this is a blatant invasion of their patients' constitutionally-protected privacy rights. And in case you were wondering, yes, constitutional rights do trump criminal investigations, especially ones that are just fishing expeditions.

Think about what would happen if the government were suddenly allowed access to your private information. 1984, anyone?

Lest you be reassured by the fact that Kline has yet to declare for the governorship -- trust me, he will run. I just hope that Kansans are sane enough to write him off as the ultra-wacko that he is.

2 Comments:

  • Kansans.
    Sanity.
    Kansans.
    Sanity.

    Is it possible for them to coexist?

    By Blogger Logan C. Adams, at 5/03/2005 12:19:00 AM  

  • Yes. In small doses. I think the biggest problem in Kansas - as pointed out in a editorial in the Mercury - is that very very few registered voters in Kansas actually turn out to vote. On the state's new gay marriage amendment, the 70% that voted for the measure made up only 25% of the states registered voters. Scary thought. I, for one, will not be voting for Kline. The man hasn't exactly done a bang-up job as Attorney General. Besides...who wants a lawyer running the state?? Let alone a Republican?!? ^.^ An no, you haven't managed to scare me out of law school yet. <3

    By Blogger Mela, at 5/03/2005 09:21:00 AM  

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