Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, tried to distance himself from his statement that President Barack Obama may be easier to work with than President George W. Bush. After copies of an Eagle article were distributed at the Republican Party’s Kansas Day activities on Jan. 31, Moran told the gathering that he didn’t think that was the case. He said his complaint with Bush and the GOP was about overspending, and that his remarks about Obama were related to selling agriculture products to Cuba, the Wichita Liberty blog reported. But his quotes in The Eagle clearly were about Obama being less partisan and more open to finding common ground than Bush, who Moran said took an “are you with me or against me” approach to government.
The Kansas Jackass blog responded that Moran’s “that’s not what I really feel” retraction was sad “because most Kansans probably agree with what he said in the paper, and not what he said to pander to his party’s activist class.”
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