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Obama's Kansas values

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Kansas native, Kansas University graduate and [ Wall Street Journal veteran Gerald Seib][1] writes a thoughtful column about "What Obama Values In Kansas." Seib notes all the connections between Obama and Kansas through his mother and two of the reported top contenders to become his running mate: Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Those could be portrayed as mere coincidence, but Seib also makes a skilled comparison between the political waters in Kansas and the scenario that now is unfolding nationwide and suggests that Sebelius' experience in navigating those storms might be useful to the next president.¢¢¢Despite the rampant speculation, it now looks like neither the Democratic nor Republican vice presidential choices will be announced until close to the end of the Olympic Games and the beginning of the national conventions. [ Walter Shapiro of salon.com][2] says that may set up dissension on the convention floors if the last-minute veep selections aren't well received. [1]: http://blogs.wsj.com/politicalperceptions/2008/08/05/what-obama-values-in-kansas/?mod=googlenews_wsj [2]: http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/08/05/veeps/

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max1 5 years, 8 months ago

The good thing about Obama is that he doesn't have Kansas Republican values.[Kansas State School Board chairman Steve] Abrams himself still publicly admits he is a so-called young-Earth creationist - one who believes Earth is as little as 5,000 years old, based on a reading of the Bible."Anyone see the dinosaurs? These are metaphysical speculations." -David Awbrey (mouthpiece for the Kansas State Department of Education)http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2008/aug/01/obama_too_good_be_true/malcolm_x_obama (Anonymous) says: The 19th amendment should never have been ratified. Women should have been allowed to raise the children and serve the family. Their is no greater calling than to serve. Most of the social problems today stem from the ratification of the 19th amendment."The mission of women is to be beautiful and to bring children into the world. The female bird pretties herself for her mate and hatches eggs for him. In exchange, the male takes care of gathering food, and stands guard and wards off the enemy."-Joseph GoebbelsKay O'Connor is a "pretty bird":http://webpages.charter.net/micah/kay.jpgKansasCity.comA prominent female state senator [Republican Senator Kay O'Connor of Olathe] has said that she does not support the 19th Amendment, which guarantees women the right to vote, and that if it were being considered today she would vote against it: when league co-president Delores Furtado asked her if she was planning to attend the league's "Celebrate the Right to Vote" luncheon."You probably wouldn't want me there because of what I would have to say," O'Connor told Furtado.http://www.niledillmore.com/node/79March 5, 2007: Last week, the House sidestepped a vote on a bill that would remove protection for K-12 public and private school teachers when someone accuses them of using obscene materials: The bill, sponsor, Lance Kinzer, an Olathe Republican and attorney, then tried to re-refer the bill back to the Federal & State committee. That failed by a large margin. There was some suspicion among legislators that his bill was in response to a group of parents in Blue Valley school district that have attempted unsuccessfully to get the school board to prohibit teachers in that district from using 15 books that the parents find objectionable. The board refused. The books include: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouThe Awakening by Kate ChopinThe Lords of Discipline by Pat ConroyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Giver by Lois LowryAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyBeloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon by Toni MorrisonBlack Boy by Richard Wright

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