Friday, January 9, 2015

Brownback For President?

Probably not anymore.

Brownback, a former U.S. senator who briefly sought the presidency in 2007, isn’t ruling out another run for the White House.

Since he left the nation’s capital to become Kansas’ 46th governor in 2011, Brownback has gone largely unnoticed by the national media. His quiet yet ambitious work in Kansas has proceeded without major controversies of the sort that have helped define Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who fought a pitched battle with public-sector unions, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was a magnet for viral controversies even before the recent allegations of misconduct surrounding the closure of George Washington Bridge lanes.

Just bankrupting the state of Kansas wasn't enough

A federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign and has ordered the state's ethics chief to testify next week as part of its investigation, according to a subpoena obtained by The Associated Press.

It's cold here in northern NY and Andrew Cuomo is a dick, but at least I don't live among a bunch of right-wing loons who would knowingly send this guy back to the governor's mansion. It was already apparent before the election that following Laffernomics was leading the state to bankruptcy. The only person in this country whose opinion might be less valuable than Laffer's is William Kristol. 

Kansas Democrats, if you exist, run an out and out populist next time. What have you got to lose?


  1. Would be nice to see a democrat run as a democrat. On the other hand we've given reaganomics 45 years to work so far and public seems willing to continue with it till it works so maybe giving Brownback 40 years would only be fair.

  2. I can only hope you have saner pols in Illinois than they do in Kansas, Joe. Fortunately there are qualities about Winter that I like because all the warm states seem to be run by morons. There's even a recall provision in Kansas. Not that it matters.

  3. We just elected anti working American, big business advocate Bruce Rauner as governor. Sanity lost once again.