Republican lawmakers aren’t amused by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ new TV campaign commercial, which depicts them as unruly, misbehaving students. But like it or not, that’s how many Kansans see them. Lawmakers, particularly many of those from Sedgwick County, made little effort over the years to adequately fund urban school districts — even ignoring their own audits. And when the courts finally intervened, they threw a fit about judicial activism.
The bigger exaggeration in the ad is the claim that Sebelius “broke through years of legislative gridlock to pass a plan that strengthens our schools.” Sebelius did play a behind-the-scenes role, but the reason the Legislature finally acted was because the Kansas Supreme Court made it, not because of Sebelius’ leadership.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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