May 30, 2006
What's Right With Kansas
Former Republican Party chairmen are fleeing their party and allying with the Democratic guv. They may even create a unity ticket. Folks know what an unabashed Sebelius backer I am, so anything that brings her further political capital works for me. If she does end up running with a Republican, look for her to become even more hyped as a 2008 VP choice.
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Since today is the day to justifiably bash the AP's Solomon for not getting all the facts into his story, perhaps I can be forgiven for pointing out that the story Ezra has linked indicates a single 'chairman' (not chairmen), and that the guy has already changed his party registration to 'Democrat' and thus is he joins Gov. Sebelius on the Democratic ticket that it wouldn't be a 'unity ticket', and she wouldn't be running with a Republican (although former Republican would be accurate).
[kneeling to receive absolution for my lit. crit. of the site host].
Posted by: JimPortlandOR | May 30, 2006 4:53:58 PM
"Folks know what an unabashed Sebelius backer I am, so anything that brings her further political capital works for me."
Sebelius sucks! Napolitano rocks!
(Sebelius doesn't really suck, but she pales in comparison to my favorite Dem female Governor of a red state.)
Posted by: Petey | May 30, 2006 5:14:00 PM
I've lived in both Arizona and Kansas. And, I happen to like both Napolitano and Sebelius.
Don't know about Arizona, but Paul Morrison, Johnson County DA, recently switched to the Dems so that he could take on slimeball Phill Kline for Kansas Attorney General.
My friends in the DA's office tell me that they think it's a combo of personal ambition and embarassment at Kline's incompetence and wingnut antics.
I'm pretty leery of party-switchers, but this can't be good news for the Kansas GOP. For that matter, I still can't name anyone running in the GOP primary for the 3rd district, held by Dennis Moore. In previous years, his potential opponents were all getting quite a bit of press.
Posted by: Stephen | May 30, 2006 6:09:12 PM
OK, OK. Good stuff for Dems in Red states, blah, blah, blah. Now let's get down to some serious discussion. If you're over 40, which one is more of a hottie: Sebelius, or Gov. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan? Hmmmm. Tough call.
Posted by: Rick | May 31, 2006 10:41:50 AM
"If she does end up running with a Republican, look for her to become even more hyped as a 2008 VP choice."
OK, I'm a little confused - isn't that exactly what she did 4 years ago (so this isn't a new thing that would inspire new hype)? And isn't there something to be said that this also sort of points out a certain lack of faith in her when it comes to her views of the Democratic Party and its members (that not just once, but twice she had to look outside the party for her running-mate?)? I don't know that that's the sort of thing that's going to inspire a lot of Democratic party regulars around the country.
She's got her strengths to be sure, but I think this says a lot more about the fratricidal state of the Kansas GOP than it does about the governor.
Posted by: Armand | May 31, 2006 11:38:34 AM
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