Kansas Blog Roundup for June 6, 2008


At Voice For Liberty in Wichita, guest author James Barfield contributes Wichita City Manager Search: Look Before You Leap, urging Wichita to be wary of the presumptive new city manager, Pat Salerno. Mr. Barfield has done some investigation on his own, and uncovers some troubling facts. An abridged version of this post was printed in The Wichita Eagle.

The Kansas Meadowlark continues coverage of the controversy surrounding the visit of notorious abortion doctor George Tiller to Cedar Crest, the home of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius: Did Gov. Kathleen Sebelius violate Kansas ethics laws by donating auction items and not reporting them? No, not if they were personal donations. At The Kansas Republican, Will Bill contributes Sebelius, Tillergate, Communiongate, Hyperion, NBAF, etc.

The Kansas Meadowlark explores the wisdom of appointing district court judges in Johnson County (rather than electing them as we do in Sedgwick County, but that has its own list of problems) in Political Profile of Tenth Judicial District Nominating Committee and Gov. Sebelius appoints new District Court judge — one of her political contributors.

Also the Meadowlark reports on some problems with voters potentially voting in both Kansas and Missouri in Prominent Kansas City Star staff member, registered to vote in Missouri, can still vote in Kansas thanks to Gov. Sebelius’ veto of voter ID law. (Someday I must speak to the Meadowlark about these lengthy post titles!)

At The Joyful Cynic, Sharon DuBois reports on being a delegate to the Libertarian Party national convention: Conventioneering and Conventioneering Odds and Ends. Also: Is it depressing to belong to a political party that doesn’t have a chance of winning the presidential election? The answer is here: Throw the Libertarians to the Lions.

At Right-Wing Agenda, Wichita lawyer Kevin Mark Smith reports on a trip to a convention of home schoolers: Guess what? You are probably more qualified to teach your kids than their “government” school teachers.

At The Kansas Republican, Custer reflects on the state of the Kansas Republican Party in The Kansas Republican Party- a Time for Reflection. Some of the comments to this post are worth reading. Will Bill offers some coverage of Kansas campaigning and some fishing news in Slattery and lobbyists, Jenkins Kick Off, Six, Tiahrt and Bass Fishing.

At The Kansas Trunkline read about Jim Slattery’s lobbying activities (really the lack of knowledge about them) in Slattery: Concealing Facts Kansans Deserve to Know. Also Moore and Boyda: How bad on taxes are they?

The mysterious “Boondoggler” at Wichita 259 Truth exposes the several problems with a letter from a Wichita school bond supporter printed in The Wichita Eagle in the post BOE Meetings and Letters.

Wichita Eagle reporter Brent Wistrom reports on some seemingly-lavish spending by Wichita when it entertained presumptive city manager Pat Salerno in City spent thousands welcoming Salerno.

At Voice For Liberty in Wichita, these posts may be of interest: Support the Wichita School Bond Issue For Our Community, The Smoking Ban in Wichita, Tax Abatements in Wichita, and Wichita School District Economic Impact, which reports on defects in an economic impact study that the Wichita school district relies on.


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