What’s the matter with Kansas? I mean that not in the liberal Democratic sense, of why are these rubes not voting their economic interests and supporting us, but why did the usually- socially-conservative Kansans make a pro-abortion zealot their governor? And Kathleen Sebelius is considered a front-runner to be Barack Obama’s vice presidential candidate. Read
Robert Novak’s – A Pro-Choicer’s Dream Veep. An excerpt from the article (which also discusses her ban from Communion):
She is allied with the aggressive Kansas branch of Planned Parenthood in a bitter struggle with antiabortion activist District Attorney Phill Kline. There is substantial evidence she has been involved in what pro-life advocates term “laundering” abortion industry money for distribution to Kansas Democrats. Kansas is the fiercest state battleground in the abortion wars, making Kathleen Sebelius the national pro-choice poster girl. . . .
Sebelius sits at the apex of a complicated Kansas financing system involving the famous abortion provider George Tiller of Wichita. She controls Bluestem Fund PAC, which distributed money to Kansas Democratic candidates. Tiller, one of the few U.S. doctors still performing late-term abortions, contributed $120,000 in 2006 to the Democratic Governors Association, which has given $200,000 to Bluestem.
I think Obama can make inroads with Christian voters. But not if he picks Gov. Sebelius. Such a selection could mobilize social conservatives around John McCain. The other issue, though, is how the pro-deathers are throwing their political weight around to give financial aid to Democrats. Obama promises to heal the country on this issue, so I’d like to see how he is going to do that.