Archive for Monday, November 21, 2005

Eighty-nine sheriffs endorse Kline

November 21, 2005


— Atty. Gen. Phill Kline announced endorsements from 89 sheriffs in his bid for a second term.

Kline, a Republican, said the support from 81 Republican and eight Democratic sheriffs "means as much to me personally as it does professionally."

Former Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan accompanied Kline on a three-city campaign swing to tout the endorsements.

"The degree of support Atty. Gen. Kline has from law enforcement is remarkable," Stephan said.

Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern, and area sheriffs Craig Davis of Franklin County and Roy Dunnaway of Jefferson County, all Republicans, endorsed Kline.

The only other announced candidate in the 2006 race is Johnson County Dist. Atty. Paul Morrison, who recently switched to the Democratic Party.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Journal-World.


b_asinbeer 12 years, 3 months ago

Ragingbear...I feel your pain. All I ever did once is that I called Brownback an idiot. Nothing more....and that post got removed. So much for free speech, right?

Then again, just the other day, I got called an A$$...TWICE...and that person who called me that never had his post removed. Looks like the person who monitors the ljworld boards is on the republican payroll.

christie 12 years, 3 months ago

And if 81 Sherries, I mean Sheriffs supported Paul Morrison would the LJ World print that as news? Frankly I suspect a slow news day, and wonder who really cares what a bunch of girly-men-sheriffs think anyway.

Ragingbear 12 years, 3 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

SammyJ 12 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, 89 people who depend on Phill Kline for a good chunk of their resources "endorse" him a year out from the race.

We'll see what happens after the primaries.

Centrist 12 years, 3 months ago

It just proves that Conservatives almost always vote Conservative.

DGL 12 years, 3 months ago

Maybe Atty Gen. Kline will demand to see the records of the sheriffs who don't support him?

Steve Jacob 12 years, 3 months ago

It's still a year away! This is "just" an Atty General job. All it really is going after stuff like bad tower-trucks. Mr. Kline has made this a high profile election. If not for his abortion stand, who in the world would care? Nobody did three years ago?

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 12 years, 3 months ago

Actually the support of 89 out of 105 sheriffs in the state, speaks rather well for Attorney General Kline. Law Enforcement likes the kind of take charge guy that Kline is. It's not surprising to me that many of Kansas Sheriffs support the state's chief law enforcement officer. Kline reminds me of Vern Miller in a way. He takes charge, and he is a no bs kinda guy. He gets my vote, too. Thank you, Lynn

b_asinbeer 12 years, 3 months ago

89 sheriffs support Kline....and this is supposed to influence my vote how?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 12 years, 3 months ago

What percentage of the state's population do these sheriffs' counties contain? My off-hand guess is that more voters live in the 16 counties whose sheriffs didn't endorse him than in the 89 that did.

Ragingbear 12 years, 3 months ago

Wow, the site staff yanked my comment. All I said was that they were idiotic, lawless freaks. Guess the neocon editor is running the online forum tonight.

emtid4u 12 years, 3 months ago

Most Law Enforcement Officers believe politics have no business in Law Enforcement. Many Sheriff's have thier Good Ol' Boy supporters. They are in the pockets of someone. Kline has his own Good Ol' Boy list and must be in someones pocket.

DGL is possibly more correct than he knows. How many Sheriffs fear retaliation or were threatend?

Kline should be investigated by the Department of Justice. By his own admission in two cases he is prosecuting or prosecuted, he failed to take action against the administrations involved in the cases. In both cases he had a Lawful and moral obligation to prosecute for neglect. However, he only prosecuted the persons least able to defend themselves.

His failure to take action warrants a criminal investigation to be brought against his department and his Medicare Fraud and Abuse Division.

Kline was and will be a bad choice for all Kansans.

lunacydetector 12 years, 3 months ago

i am glad to see kline get this endorsement. i was very impressed with mr. kline when he was a guest speaker at a function i attended.

kline only wants to enforce the law. what's the big deal? is it more important to let a possible child rapist go free, or get caught?

greyhawk 12 years, 3 months ago

You could have 89 sheriffs endorse a ham sandwich and it would mean just as much. Maybe more since I'd trust their culinary judgment more than their legal judgment. Lynn's comparison of Phill to Vern Miller was very accurate....and Vern was a mediocre embarassment to Kansas. At least some of the Vern Miller stories have an element of humor....Phill is just plain scary.

Luny...emphasis on the word "possible". At what point do we start disappearing people into the American gulag of our legal system? Yeah, rapists are bad people that deserve to be punished but there had damn well better be proof beyond a reasonable doubt before you start locking everyone up. And there shouldn't be any complaint about the taxes to pay for it if that's what you demand of your elected representatives.

DGL 12 years, 3 months ago

Dear voters: it is quite simple. Kline's primary interest is stopping abortion any way that he can. This is what drives him. He will do this at any cost, whether it is violating privacy rights of patients or hiding behind the guise of "stopping rapists." I'm not going to say anything derogatory about him, although I will say that if you vote for him you are in effect saying that you don't care about your Constitutional rights and prefer to leave your medical choices in the hands of a religious zealot.

lunacydetector 12 years, 3 months ago

DGL, where exactly does it say in the constitution that a woman has the right to kill her own child?

...and lost me on the susan smith has a dad named beverly analogy or whatever you were trying to say.

...and greyhawk...what gulag are you writing about in the united states? i thought gulags were prone to being located in the former soviet union, then a communist country (regardless of what the current liberal history revisionists say, communism is BAD).

i'm amazed how the liberals defend child rapists. it's just like the ACLU defending the North American Man Boy Love Association. what's up with that? are the liberals in our society trying to revert back to 1st century roman times where children had no rights? to bed. have a great night or morning!

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