Tuesday :: May 30, 2006

What's the matter with Kansas?*

by eriposte

AP [via Raw Story]:

The former chairman of the Kansas Republican Party jumped ship in a big way Tuesday, switching his affiliation to Democrat amid speculation that he would become Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' running mate.

Johnson County Elections Commissioner Brian Newby confirmed that Mark Parkinson, the state GOP chairman from 1999 to 2003, came to the office and switched his party affiliation shortly before noon.
Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison also switched parties from Republican to Democrat to challenge Attorney General Phill Kline, a Republican, in the November election.

When Dear Leader is at 35% in Kansas, this isn't entirely surprising.

*With due credit given to Mr. Thomas Frank :-)

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