Thursday, October 19, 2006

More negative and misleading coverage for Kansas

The Washington Post gives Kansas more negative and misleading coverage. Why am I not surprised?

The article makes this statement about Phil Kline:
His most controversial moves were subpoenaing the medical records of more than 80 women and girls who received abortions in 2003 and seeking to require health workers to report the sexual activities of girls under 16.
My goodness, it sounds awful in that context. But, why is Kline actually subpoenaing medical records?
Planned Parenthood of Indiana, under investigation by the Attorney General's Medical Fraud Unit, has denied investigators access to the medical records of 12- and 13-year-old child abuse victims. In Kansas, abortion clinics have failed to turn over court subpoenaed medical records to Attorney General Phill Klein's investigation of unreported child rape and illegal late term abortions. Child rape is a serious crime, and when a girl under 14 is pregnant, under Kansas law and Indiana law, she has been raped. And abortion clinics routinely cover up child rape as was previously proven by Life Dynamics.
Kline should be applauded not demonized.

They quote some interesting comments from Sebelius:
"These are people [former Republicans] who felt banished," Sebelius said in an interview before crowing to Democratic campaign workers: "We have some remarkable conversions. My favorite kind of revival is going to a place where someone says, 'I've been a Republican all my life, and I've seen the light.' " Sebelius, who has a solid lead over Republican challenger Jim Barnett, is the daughter-in-law of a Republican former member of Congress, and she likes to say the first Republican she converted was her husband. She has shown, notably in debates over school funding and the state budget, that she can negotiate compromises acceptable to both parties. Kansas has had a balanced budget for four straight years after six years of deficits.[my emphasis]
Is she talking about politics or a religious conversion?? The first thing that came to my mind was Ann Coulter’s Book, Godless, where Coulter supposedly “confronts the high priests of the Church of Liberalism”.

Granted, Coulter is certainly not building any bridges with her constant digs, but some of the Sebelius quotes above have an odd ring to them considering we are talking about political positions here.