A few weeks ago, Phill Kline swore to the Wichita Eagle’s editorial board that he would not make a 15 year-old lawsuit, long since dismissed, an issue in his campaign. A newly released video of the event shows that he even told them specifically that he wouldn’t make those unproven charges part of TV commercials.
But, of course, he did.
I guess we’re all used to politicians – especially the lawyers – being slimy liars, but we still can hope for better. And with Paul Morrison on the ballot, we can have better. An attorney general who won’t go on fishing expeditions through patients’ sexual histories and psychological profiles. One who won’t hold illegal meetings with creationists on the Board of Ed, and who won’t offer to defend them if they put warning labels on science textbooks. An attorney general who won’t hire convicted criminals for his staff, and who won’t have his staff waste time making sure the lyrics on library CDs aren’t icky.