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Questions and answers from Kline following Tuesday’s AG debate

October 25, 2006

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Q: Is it true that the allegations of sexual harassment against Morrison have never been substantiated?

A: "I'm not sure what that means. He (Morrison) can say they're false. He was there. He needs to explain what transpired to cause him to fire an employee who he had just promoted not soon after this incident."

Q: In legal proceedings, it's never been proven what she said actually happened?

A: "They settled the case out of court. It never went to trial."

Q: Is it ethical to do this kind of ad when these allegations have never been proven?

A: "Sexual harassment is a very serious issue. These allegations are in a federal court pleading. The victim states that they are true and he (Morrison) has never answered the question as to what happened."

Q: So it's fair game to bring this up even though the allegation has never been proven?

A: "They settled the case out of court."

Q: Who did you fire (for sexual harassment)?

A: "I'm not going to speak to that."

Q: Was it proven or just an allegation?

A: "I'm not going to speak hypothetically."

Comments

coldandhot 8 years, 6 months ago

Does Rothschild work for the Morrison campaign?

Porter 8 years, 6 months ago

He must work for the Morrison campaign. Letting Phill Kline open his mouth and speak does nothing but push voters to the Democratic ticket. Kline stood a chance before he started his "weasel" strategy. Now, every time he opens his pie-hole, he loses more voters. I wish he would take some of his attack ads to western ks so those folks could see his childish antics more often.

satchel 8 years, 6 months ago

what kind of questions are those? If Rothschild asked them, he is OBVIOUSLY stating his 'bias'.. you know, the liberal media bias the liberal journalists claim they DON'T have. It amazes me when they do these online chats how childish the libs are in their questions to conservatives.. If it were Morrison, I can assure you he would be coddled by this question asker, and given a pass. Conservatives HAVE to get in the game now a days due to the wicked onsloughts of the Libs. The libs have been trashing conservatives for MANY YEARS, and the conservatives have always tried to take the high road. I think it is time to fight back, and I am glad Kline is.

Frank Smith 8 years, 6 months ago

Q: Is it true that the allegations of sexual harassment against Morrison have never been substantiated?

A: "I'm not sure what that means. He (Morrison) can say they're false. He was there. He needs to explain what transpired to cause him to fire an employee who he had just promoted not soon (sic) after this incident."

(COMMENTS) Even given Kline's limited courtroom experience, he knowingly avoids answering. A hearing judge would direct him to answer instead of weaseling. If one reads the case file, Morrison actually explained at length why the disgruntled employee was terminated. She created a hostile work environment, making work difficult for many employees of both sexes. The case, as Kline is eminently aware, since he dug through Morrison's entire personal life and professional career searching for anything that could remotely be construed as being negative, was a nuisance suit, entirely frivolous. The first judge dismissed it on a motion for summary judgment, which means the plaintiff had not presented a triable case and no defense was necessary.

Q: In legal proceedings, it's never been proven what she said actually happened?

A: "They settled the case out of court. It never went to trial."

(COMMENTS) When Kline says this, he is lying as usual. As an attorney, even one who regularly allowed his license to lapse for years, he is acutely aware of the difference between a suit which is dropped by mutual agreement, and one which is "settled."

Q: Is it ethical to do this kind of ad when these allegations have never been proven?

A: "Sexual harassment is a very serious issue. These allegations are in a federal court pleading. The victim states that they are true and he (Morrison) has never answered the question as to what happened."

(COMMENTS) Kline repeatedly avoids answering the question. Then he lies when he says Morrison "never answered." The trash Kline's posted on his website prove that Morrison did in fact answer. Kline's disregard for the truth is simply disgusting.

Q: So it's fair game to bring this up even though the allegation has never been proven?

A: "They settled the case out of court."

(COMMENT) Kline lies again.

Q: Who did you fire (for sexual harassment)?

(COMMENTS) What is this question about? Did Kline fire someone who accused him or his subordinates (i.e., convicted criminals, relatives on the taxpayers' dime) of sexual harassment. Does any reader know?

A: "I'm not going to speak to that."

(COMMENT) Sure sounds like Kline is avoiding a troubling question.

Q: Was it proven or just an allegation?

(COMMENT) The reporter isn't being put off by Kline's tactic of refusing to answer a direct question.

A: "I'm not going to speak hypothetically."

(COMMENTS) No one is asking him "to speak hypothetically." The reporter is asking him a specific question about an actual fact, it seems, and Kline is determined to avoid the issue. Now this IS troubling.

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