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Two prominent GOP politicians coming to Kansas to campaign for Tiahrt

August 7, 2009


— Two prominent Republicans plan to visit Kansas to help Rep. Todd Tiahrt (TEE'-hart) raise money for his Senate campaign.

Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett is scheduled to visit Wichita on Aug. 27. Tiahrt's campaign says the conservative commentator will appear at a fundraising reception at the Hyatt Regency hotel.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is due in Leawood on Sept. 1 for a fundraiser at the home of Tiahrt supporters.

Tiahrt is vying with fellow U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran for next year's Republican nomination to succeed Sen. Sam Brownback, who's not seeking re-election.

Tiahrt represents the 4th Congressional District of south-central Kansas. Moran is from the neighboring 1st District, which includes western Kansas.


headdoctor 8 years, 7 months ago

They can bring all the people to Kansas to help promote them they want. It will not help Tiahrt, Moran, or any of the GOP. What they need is an appointment with a Doctor to schedule surgery. They and the GOP are suffering from a condition of rectal-cranial inversion.

Steve Jacob 8 years, 7 months ago

I know little of Moran, but I seem to like him more and more.

Keith 8 years, 7 months ago

Bennett will probably also be making an appearance at the Prairie Band Casino, but not for a fund raiser.

Keith 8 years, 7 months ago

Of course, it's just the opposite of what Tom sees. He must live in Bizarro world.

puddleglum 8 years, 7 months ago


tom & liberal corrupt media at it again!


Keith 8 years, 7 months ago

"Sort of how I whine about the despicable Democrats now. See how that works!"

At least you admit it's only whining.

number1jayhawker 8 years, 7 months ago

Wait are you guys talking about Reverend Jeremiah Wright's church? Have the roosters come home to roost? LOL

Kirk Larson 8 years, 7 months ago

Bennet is a gambling addicted hypocrite. Hastert is a serial adulterer hypocrite. And these are the "prominent" republicans.

dlkrm 8 years, 7 months ago

Mr_Nancy_Boy_To_You, I'm glad you posted. As I was reading through the posts on this article, I was struck by the fact that no one else who had posted has apparently read a newspaper or watched a television for the past six months. You are so right that it is taking Obama literally just a few weeks to crash and burn in the way it took repubs years.

Cappy, hate is unbecoming. Even of you.

Jim Williamson 8 years, 7 months ago

Don't forget Jim Ryun has also endorsed Tiahrt. In other races, Ryun has also endorsed a potted fern, a plate of warm mashed potatoes with sawmill gravy, something shiny he can't identify and the number 4.

Richard Heckler 8 years, 7 months ago

Hastert was aware of Mark Foley sexually abusing government page assistants yet did nothing about it. Dennis was basically forced from office.

William "midnight gambler" Bennett the self proclaimed moral giant of our time who was around for the savings and loan theft and Iran Contra..... definitely a Bush family of politicians insider.

Bennett was a founding member of PNAC:

"CRIME AGAINST DEMOCRACY" : PNAC's policy document, "Rebuilding America's Defences," openly advocates for total global military domination. Many PNAC members held highest-level positions in the George W. Bush administration.

preebo 8 years, 7 months ago

"You are so right that it is taking Obama literally just a few weeks to crash and burn in the way it took repubs years"

Really? Crash and Burn?

50% still find Pres. Obama favorable, and that is according to the most conservative polling data (Quinnipiac). As a matter of fact, the average of the approval ratings is sitting at 55%, according to

That same poll had Bush at 47% this far into his first term.

To be fair, Clinton was also at 47% at this point in his presidency. I think the word hyperbole would encompass both Tom's and dlkrm's comments here.

dlkrm 8 years, 7 months ago

Preebo, it's not about the polls. But, if you want to take that direction, Obama's approval has fallen 7% in the past 2 months. That means 10,000,000 voters have gone from approving to disapproving in a very short time.

The crash and burn is the delirious response to the opposition in the "health care" debate. He is calling out acorn and union thugs, and the first violence happened last night, perpetrated by Obama's lackeys in Florida and Missouri immediately following the Chosen One's plea for help. This guy won't just go down in political flames, he may well end up in prison.

puddleglum 8 years, 7 months ago

beo-he has to get past sarah palin first.

Keith 8 years, 7 months ago

Dream on Tom, you get farther from reality every day.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 7 months ago

The Anointed One, The Messiah. What is it with you delusional right wing nuts? You're the only ones I ever hear talk about the President that way. Do YOU worship him? I didn't think so. So his approval has dropped some. Frankly, it was a little high to start, but after the utter failure that was Bush/Cheney you can hardly blame people for a little exuberance at the beginning. I, myself, am a little disappointed at his kowtowing to the reactionary right. He's going slow so that things can get implemented eventually, but some of us are impatient. I think the majority will see how the birthers/teabaggers/astroturfers have been ginned up by GOP PR firms and fake public advocacy groups. The GOP is just appealing to its' base: nutjobs and the corporate super-rich.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 7 months ago

dlkrm (Anonymous) says… "Cappy, hate is unbecoming. Even of you."

I am not expressing hate. Just the facts, Ma'am. Bennet is a moralizer with an ongoing gambling addiction, therefore a hypocrite. Hastert condemned Clinton's infidelity without acknowledging multiple affairs of his own, therefore a hypocrite. (He gave us the phrase "youthful indiscretions" referring to himself when he was 45!)

puddleglum 8 years, 7 months ago


what the heck is an astroturfer?

kansasmutt 8 years, 7 months ago

G O P = ( Goofballs On the Prowl ) What a bunch of wackos. They will send the same fools that are going to the town hall meetings and saying they are not from the . G O P but are and are being paid to disrupt them. What a bunch of goofs.They arent even smart enough to remove their info from facebook and myspace before they get in front of the reporters camera and act a fool and lie. Another was so smart he left his Blue Cross Blue Shield shirt on when he went to disrupt the meeting, Now thats talant baby ......

kansasmutt 8 years, 7 months ago

The left as you call them were normal people with a cause. They werent a group that was brainwashed to go from event to event. As for why were they not fried by the media ? They had no reason becuse they couldnt dig anything up like with the G O P goofs. If F O X News couldnt find anything or wasnt able to make something up, that means they must have been real squeeky clean left wingers. If fox cant gig someone and fox is right wing as heck, then that tells me the lefters were not anything like the goofs being pupeted around by the G O P . The bottom line is the Health Care Plan is good and the G O P doesn`t want it , they live for greed.

quimby 8 years, 7 months ago

I think the dems. should show up and shut em down with some organized hooliganism, similar to what the republicans are doing with the health care town hall debates.

blindrabbit 8 years, 7 months ago

I wouldn't be too concerned about Bennett; he is a self important blowhard, and most sensible people can see through him. Not really, he is quite large. How Denny got to be Speaker is amazing, this guy is a weak hitter.

blindrabbit 8 years, 7 months ago

Shiver me timbers: Want to see where we are headed if Tiahrt was to replace Smilin Sam in the Senate (clones of each other). If so, pick up a copy of The Family by Jeff Sharlet, the subchapter entitled "Sam" will scare the hell out of you. Seems like Kansas has a proclivity for electing these types: Senators Frank Carlson and Smilin Sam, Reps. Jim Ryun and Todd Tiahrt. Bill Bennett is C Street savy and a supporter of many of the right-wing fundamentist groups that hide what they really are about under the banner of Christianity

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