Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): I Told You So

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I Told You So

Jill Docking will follow Paul Davis into the volcano. Davis, who is running for Kansas Governor, announced Docking as his Lt. Governor running mate this morning.

They are going to lose in ways that are going to be uncomfortable to watch. (Shrug).

Perhaps the most depressing part of the entire charade is that Docking is going to be lauded for her gender. Um. She's arrived at the top of the Kansas Democrat food chain based solely on her last name. This really isn't a bra burning moment. If we're being honest, it's kind of a step back. She married well. Specifically she's married to a former Lt. Governor and grandson of former Kansas Governor. Nice job.

We've seen this song and dance, more successfully, in the past with Kathleen Sebelius. It's political talent based on name recognition alone. I detest it, but I don't think it's a fixable.

Also, note that Davis' campaign treasurer is former state Rep. William Kassebaum, the son of former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum and grandson of former Gov. Alf Landon. (This should probably serve as some sort of warning to the wives/children/grandchildren of our current political crop. Growing up as a politician's kid (or spouse or grandkid) moves one to the left of the political spectrum.)


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