Saturday, February 12, 2005

The Topeka Seven

Kansas City Star | 02/12/2005 | Media upbraid Kline, board:
Six news organizations have accused Attorney General Phill Kline and the Kansas Board of Education of a “glaring betrayal” of state law for two closed-door meetings held this week.

In letters sent Friday, The Kansas City Star and five other news organizations asked Kline and the board members to acknowledge their mistake, explain what had occurred in the meetings and assure the public that future meetings would be open. The other news organizations were The Associated Press, The Hutchinson News, The Lawrence Journal-World, The Salina Journal and The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Look, the gig is up. They've now been accused of violating KOMA. Recall petitions can now be filed against any of them. Attorney General Kline is tainted, and Sebelius is too smart to let this hanging curve go by.

The next year of the Board's action will be mired in their own stinking muck. What would have been the harm in an open meeting? Nothing. The Topeka Seven just decided to make up their own rules, or at least their ringleader did. I don't honestly know which is worse.

Where's Kenneth Starr when you need him?

And now a song link I've been saving for a while now.

Nazi Punks Fuck Off” by Dead Kennedys from the album Plastic Surgery Disasters - In God We Trust Inc. (1988, 1:02).

And another. These may be revived yet. The story isn't over.

Jack-Ass” by Beck from the album Odelay (1996, 4:11).