Thank God it’s Friday!
After looking back at this week in Kansas politics, all I can say is, “can we talk?” Yes that’s a special shout out to Joan Rivers, but it also sums up the hot and I mean H-O-T mess that is Kansas politics this week. With all this drama, Andy Cohen from Bravo has his eye on the Kansas political scene this week and is getting ideas for his next show.
Go mix yourself a Friday afternoon cocktail, come back and get comfy, because we have a lot to go over….
Where to start?
What’s the rule? If you don’t know where to start, always start with the sex scandal.
The Paul Davis Campaign Ad Gone Bad!
It was bound to happen – a bump in the Davis campaign. Paul Davis who is running for Governor against Sam Brownback has yet to really have a misstep in his campaign, until this week. He’s done pretty much everything right almost to a boring point. zzzz…..See I fell asleep just writing about his campaign. This race is “ABB – Anybody but Brownback”and is super close.That is why the Republicans couldn’t wait to jump all over the Davis “mistake” this week.
The Davis campaign put out a campaign ad that had an actor in it with a criminal past. The actor had solicited sodomy in a Topeka park in the 90s. http://20poundsofheadlines.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/davis-has-to-dump-1st-fall-commercial-actor-has-a-sex-crime-record/
The Davis campaign immediately pulled the ad once they found out about the actor’s past, but not before the Republicans made this monumental leap…
Wait for it…because it’s so insanely awesome…..
”The use of an actor with this sort of background raises serious questions about Paul Davis’ judgment and what kind of people he would surround himself with if elected,” said Clay Barker, executive director of the Kansas Republican Party.
Do you actually believe this bullshit?The guy was an actor in a commercial, not running his campaign.Davis didn’t have him pegged for a spot heading up the Department of Children and Family Services.Give me a slight break.
What I would like to know is what reason would be considered valid? For example could the candidate have said, “I hate wearing suits therefore I cannot serve as a Senator, because Senators wear a lot of suits.”Would that have qualified as a reason he would be incapable of serving in office? If the candidate would have submitted a reason, could Kobach still have said no? Aren’t we all just playing politics now?
And that ends a cray-cray week of Kansas politics.