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Sebelius’ travel plans draw GOP fire

April 2, 2008

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— Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will be watching birdies instead of shooting turkeys. And that's ruffled the feathers of the Kansas Republican Party.

Sebelius' office said Tuesday that the governor will not participate in the 22nd annual Governor's One-Shot Turkey Hunt set for April 11-12 in El Dorado.

Instead, she will be in Augusta, Ga., for the Masters Golf Tournament.

Attorney General Stephen Six will take her place at the turkey hunt.

"General Six is an experienced hunter and avid outdoorsman, so I am sure he'll bag a good-sized bird this year," Sebelius said. "I wish my fellow hunters good luck and happy hunting."

Sebelius has participated in the hunt each year she has been governor. This time, however, she received tickets to the Masters from the Democratic Governors Association in appreciation for her year as chairwoman, according to Sebelius' spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran.

Christian Morgan, executive director of the Kansas Republican Party, criticized Sebelius, a Democrat, for going to the golf tournament.

"Good God, every opportunity she gets to leave Kansas, she takes. This is starting to get ridiculous," Morgan said.

Asked if she cared to respond to the criticism, Corcoran said: "I would not even begin to dignify that nonsense with a response."

The turkey hunt was established in 1987 by then-Gov. Mike Hayden as a celebration of Kansas' hunting heritage.

Comments

warthog 6 years, 9 months ago

"Good God, every opportunity she gets to leave Kansas, she takes. This is starting to get ridiculous," Morgan said.Asked if she cared to respond to the criticism, Corcoran said: "I would not even begin to dignify that nonsense with a response."Unfortunately, she's been able to find her way back each time.

situveux1 6 years, 9 months ago

Haaaaaaaaa, I love it! Maybe she'll get hit with a golf ball and have to stay in Georgia for a while!

toefungus 6 years, 9 months ago

The Republicans have rolled over so many times for the Gov. she has gotten used to it.

aginglady 6 years, 9 months ago

Drinking men with shotguns, drinking spectators walking, watching...decisions decisions.If she said she preferred going to watch the hawk's what would you say?

Orwell 6 years, 9 months ago

I understand there are Cheney supporters among those planning to participate in the turkey shoot. No one with a lick of sense would want to run the risk of getting hit in the face with a load of buckshot.

jasonc_22 6 years, 9 months ago

Christian Morgan will never stop embarrassing himself every time he opens his mouth.

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